Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set TROPICAL DEEP-SEA BENTHOS
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 14/11/2004 - 18/11/2004
Chief scientist(s) RICHER DE FORGES Bertrand




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DOI 10.17600/4100140
Objective The first in a series of cruises aiming, through a multidisciplinary approach, to study the sunken-wood fauna ecosystem in order understand its importance in the deep sea environment, origin and evolutionary history.



Poore Gary C. B., Dworschak Peter C. (2018). The Eiconaxius cristagalli species complex (Decapoda, Axiidea, Axiidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 77, 105-120. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Cabezas Patricia, Sanmartin Isabel, Paulay Gustav, Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2012). Deep under the sea : unraveling the evolutionary history of the deep-sea squat lobster paramunida (Decapoda, munididae). Evolution, 66(6), 1878-1896.

Puillandre N., Bouchet P., Boisselier-Dubayle M. -C., Brisset J., Buge B., Castelin M., Chagnoux S., Christophe Thomas, Corbari L., Lambourdiere J., Lozouet Pierre, Marani G., Rivasseau A., Silva N., Terryn Y., Tillier S., Utge J., Samadi Sarah (2012). New taxonomy and old collections: integrating DNA barcoding into the collection curation process. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(3), 396-402.

Puillandre Nicolas, Macpherson Enrique, Lambourdiere Josie, Cruaud Corinne, Boisselier-Dubayle Marie-Catherine, Samadi Sarah (2011). Barcoding type specimens helps to identify synonyms and an unnamed new species in Eumunida Smith, 1883 (Decapoda : Eumunididae). Invertebrate Systematics, 25(4), 322-333.

Zbinden Magali, Pailleret Marie, Ravaux Juliette, Gaudron Sylvie M., Hoyoux Caroline, Lambourdiere Josie, Waren Anders, Lorion Julien, Halary Sebastien, Duperron Sebastien (2010). Bacterial communities associated with the wood-feeding gastropod Pectinodonta sp (Patellogastropoda, Mollusca). Fems Microbiology Ecology, 74(2), 450-463. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Temkin Ilya (2010). Molecular phylogeny of pearl oysters and their relatives (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Pterioidea). Bmc Evolutionary Biology, 10(342), 1-28. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Williams S. T., Donald K. M., Spencer H. G., Nakano T. (2010). Molecular systematics of the marine gastropod families Trochidae and Calliostomatidae (Mollusca: Superfamily Trochoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 54(3), 783-809.

Macpherson Enrique, Richer De Forges Bertrand, Schnabel Kareen, Samadi Sarah, Boisselier Marie-Catherine, Garcia-Rubies Antoni (2010). Biogeography of the deep-sea galatheid squat lobsters of the Pacific Ocean. Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers, 57(2), 228-238.

Tavares Marcos, Cleva Régis (2010). Trichopeltariidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura), a new family and superfamily of eubrachyuran crabs with description of one new genus and five new species. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo), 50(9), 97-157.

Dupont Joelle, Magnin Sandrine, Rousseau Florence, Zbinden Magali, Frebourg Ghislaine, Samadi Sarah, Richer De Forges Bertrand, Gareth Jones E. B. (2009). Molecular and ultrastructural characterization of two ascomycetes found on sunken wood off Vanuatu Islands in the deep Pacific Ocean. Mycological Research, 113, 1351-1364.

Palacios Carmen, Zbinden Magali, Pailleret Marie, Gaill Francoise, Lebaron Philippe (2009). Highly Similar Prokaryotic Communities of Sunken Wood at Shallow and Deep-Sea Sites Across the Oceans. Microbial Ecology, 58(4), 737-752.

Sigwart Julia D. (2009). Morphological cladistic analysis as a model for character evaluation in primitive living chitons (Polyplacophora, Lepidopleurina). American Malacological Bulletin, 27(1-2), 95-104.

Pailleret Marie, Saedlou Nima, Palacios Carmen, Zbinden Magali, Lebaron Philippe, Gaill Francoise, Prive-Gill Catherine (2007). Identification of natural sunken wood samples. Comptes Rendus Palevol, 6(6-7), 463-468.

Passos Flavio Dias, De Lima Curi Meserani Georgeana, Gros Olivier (2007). Structural and ultrastructural analysis of the gills in the bacterial-bearing species Thyasira falklandica (Bivalvia, Mollusca). Zoomorphology, 126(3), 153-162.

Gros Olivier, Guibert Julien, Gaill Francoise (2007). Gill-symbiosis in mytilidae associated with wood fall environments. Zoomorphology, 126(3), 163-172.

Pailleret Marie, Haga Takuma, Petit Patricia, Prive-Gill Catherine, Saedlou Nima, Gaill Francoise, Zbinden Magali (2007). Sunken wood from the Vanuatu Islands: identification of wood substrates and preliminary description of associated fauna. Marine Ecology-an Evolutionary Perspective, 28(1), 233-241. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

References of Articles published in other Periodicals or Scientific Works acclaimed in the Field

Bamber Roger N. (2011). The male of Ascorhynchus constrictus Stock, 1997 (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida), with further new records of deep-sea pycnogonids from New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Zootaxa, (2787), 55-67.

Komai Tomoyuki (2011). Further Records of Deep-sea Shrimps of the Genus Glyphocrangon (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Glyphocrangonidae) from the Southwestern Pacific, with Descriptions of Two New Species. Species Diversity, 16, 113-135.

Cabezas Patricia, Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2010). Taxonomic revision of the genus Paramunida Baba, 1988 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae): a morphological and molecular approach. Zootaxa, (2712), 1-60.

Vilvens Claude (2009). New species and new records of Calliostomatidae (Gastropoda: Trochoidea) from New Caledonia and Solomon Island. Novapex, 10(4), 125-163.

Richer De Forges Bertrand, Ng Peter K. L. (2009). On the majoid genera Oxypleurodon Miers, 1886, and Sphenocarcinus A. Milne-Edwards, 1875 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Epialtidae), with descriptions of two new genera and five new species. Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology, (Suppl. 20), 247-266.

Baba Keiji, Macpherson Enrique, Poore Gary C. B., Ahyong Shane T., Bermudez Adriana, Cabezas Patricia, Lin Chia-Wei, Nizinski Martha, Rodrigues Celso, Schnabel Kareen E. (2008). Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae). Zootaxa, (1905), 1-220.

Bouchet Philippe, Héros Virginie, Lozouet Pierre, Maestrati Philippe (2008). A quater-century of deep-sea malacological exploration in the South and West Pacific: Where do we stand? How far to go? Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 25, 9-40.

Macpherson Enrique (2007). Species of the genus Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1784 from the Indian and Pacific Oceans and reestablishment of the genus Galacantha A. Milne-Edwards, 1880 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae). Zootaxa, (1417), 1-135.

Gros Olivier, Gaill Francoise (2007). Extracellular bacterial association in gills of "wood mussels". Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 48(1), 103-109.

Palacios Carmen, Zbinden Magali, Baco Amy R., Treude Tina, Smith Craig R., Gaill Francoise, Lebaron Philippe, Boetius Antje (2006). Microbial ecology of deep-sea sunken wood: quantitative measurements of bacterial biomass and cellulolytic activities. Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 47(4), 415-420.