Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set TROPICAL DEEP-SEA BENTHOS
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 10/09/2007 - 26/09/2007
Chief scientist(s) RICHER DE FORGES Bertrand




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DOI 10.17600/7100070
Objective The SOLOMONBOA 33 cruise had the dual objective of (1) completing the description of bathyal fauna biodiversity on the insular margins of the Salomon Islands and (ii) continuing the BOA project to study the origin and functioning of the wood fall or "sunken wood" ecosystem. In this special ecosystem, the BOA project should help us understand (1) how the organic matter of wood is first decomposed, then mobilized in the food web; (2) the origin of organisms which are specifically associated with wood falls, compared to those of other reducing environments in the ocean (hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, whale carcasses, etc.) and (3) the development constraints related to this environment.



Zaharias Paul, Kantor Yuri, I, Fedosov Alexander E., Criscione Francesco, Hallan Anders, Kano Yasunori, Bardin Jeremie, Puillandre Nicolas (2020). Just the once will not hurt: DNA suggests species lumping over two oceans in deep-sea snails (Cryptogemma). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 190(2), 532-557. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Kantor Yuri I, Puillandre Nicolas, Bouchet Philippe (2020). The challenge of integrative taxonomy of rare, deep-water gastropods: the genus Exilia (Neogastropoda: Turbinelloidea: Ptychatractidae). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 86(2), 120-138.

Tongboonkua Pakorn, Lee Mao-Ying, Chen Wei-Jen (2018). A new species of sinistral flatfish of the genus Chascanopsetta (Teleostei: Bothidae) from off Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 4476(1), 168-181. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov Alexander, Puillandre Nicolas, Herrmann Manfred, Kantor Yuri, Oliverio Marco, Dgebuadze Polina, Modica Maria Vittoria, Bouchet Philippe (2018). The collapse of Mitra: molecular systematics and morphology of the Mitridae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 183(2), 253-337.

Kantor Yu. I., Fedosov A. E., Puillandre N., Bonillo C., Bouchet P. (2017). Returning to the roots: morphology, molecular phylogeny and classification of the Olivoidea (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 180(3), 493-541. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Fedosov Alexander, Puillandre Nicolas, Kantor Yuri, Bouchet Philippe (2015). Phylogeny and systematics of mitriform gastropods (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 175(2), 336-359. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Mah Christopher, Neill Kate, Eleaume Marc, Foltz David (2014). New species and global revision of Hippasteria (Hippasterinae: Goniasteridae; Asteroidea; Echinodermata). Zoological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 171(2), 422-456.

Bamber Roger N. (2013). Deep-water Pycnogonida from recent cruises to Papua New Guinea and Melanesia, with an appendix of new records from Polynesia and descriptions of five new species. Zoosystema, 35(2), 195-214.

Puillandre N., Modica M. V., Zhang Y., Sirovich L., Boisselier M. -C., Cruaud C., Holford M., Samadi Sarah (2012). Large-scale species delimitation method for hyperdiverse groups. Molecular Ecology, 21(11), 2671-2691.

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.

Hoyoux Caroline, Zbinden Magali, Samadi Sarah, Gaill Francoise, Compere Philippe (2012). Diet and gut microorganisms of Munidopsis squat lobsters associated with natural woods and mesh-enclosed substrates in the deep South Pacific. Marine Biology Research, 8(1), 28-47.

Modica Maria Vittoria, Bouchet Philippe, Cruaud Corinne, Utge Jose, Oliverio Marco (2011). Molecular phylogeny of the nutmeg shells (Neogastropoda, Cancellariidae). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 59(3), 685-697.

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.

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 :

Arabi Juliette, Cruaud Corinne, Couloux Arnaud, Hassanin Alexandre (2010). Studying sources of incongruence in arthropod molecular phylogenies: Sea spiders (Pycnogonida) as a case study. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 333(5), 438-453.

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.

Castro Peter (2010). A new species and new records of palicoid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura, Palicoidea, Palicidae, Crossotonotidae) from the Indo-West Pacific region. Zoosystema, 32(1), 73-86.

Puillandre Nicolas, Sysoev Alexander V., Olivera Baldomero M., Couloux Arnaud, Bouchet Philippe (2010). Loss of planktotrophy and speciation: geographical fragmentation in the deep-water gastropod genus Bathytoma (Gastropoda, Conoidea) in the western Pacific. Systematics And Biodiversity, 8(3), 371-394.

Hoyoux Caroline, Zbinden Magali, Samadi Sarah, Gaill Francoise, Compere Philippe (2009). Wood-based diet and gut microflora of a galatheid crab associated with Pacific deep-sea wood falls. Marine Biology, 156(12), 2421-2439.

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.

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

Samadi Sarah, Corbari Laure, Lorion Julien, Hourdez Stephane, Haga Takuma, Dupont Joelle, Boisselier Marie-Catherine, Richer De Forges Bertrand (2010). Biodiversity of deep-sea organisms associated with sunken-wood or other organic remains sampled in the tropical Indo-Pacific. Cahiers De Biologie Marine, 51(4), 459-466.

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.

Richer De Forges Bertrand, Ng Peter K. L. (2009). New genera, new species and new records of Indo-West Pacific spider crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Epialtidae: Majoidea). Zootaxa, (2025), 1-20.

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.