Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set TROPICAL DEEP-SEA BENTHOS
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 16/10/2008 - 31/10/2008
Chief scientist(s) SAMADI Sarah


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DOI 10.17600/8100100

The Terrasse cruise had three main objectives: (i) to explore the bathyal fauna diversity on seamounts on the Loyalty Islands ridge (CenSeam) and add to sample collections which can be used with molecular biology techniques in the frame of the international Barcode of Life and Tree of life programmes (more specifically MarBol and Cnidarian Tree of Life); (ii) supplement the sampling for projects underway on population genetics in gastropods and yeti crabs on seamounts; (iii) take sponge samples for a project on adaptation in deep environments. The cruise aimed to set up sampling which would enable the analysis of firstly the origin of the diversity of the fauna associated with seamounts, secondly, the connectivity of patchy populations in the deep sea environment and thirdly the evolutionary constraints related to this environment. Samples were taken as planned, using a beam trawl and a dredge. Specimens were fixed in alcohol or formaldehyde or frozen in liquid nitrogen, depending on how they were to be used on land. This cruise was associated with the CenSEam and Marbol projects.

Data managed by SISMER



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 : https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa010 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00688/79988/

Moravec František, Justine Jean-Lou (2020). New records of spirurid nematodes (Nematoda, Spirurida, Guyanemidae, Philometridae & Cystidicolidae) from marine fishes off New Caledonia, with redescriptions of two species and erection of Ichthyofilaroides n. gen. Parasite, 27, 5 (16p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1051/parasite/2020003 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00606/71815/

Fedosov Alexander E., Malcolm Gavin, Terryn Yves, Gorson Juliette, Modica Maria Vittoria, Holford Mande, Puillandre Nicolas (2019). Phylogenetic classification of the family Terebridae (Neogastropoda: Conoidea). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 85, 359-387. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyz004 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00620/73228/

Strong Ellen, Puillandre Nicolas, Beu Alan, Castelin Magalie, Bouchet Philippe (2019). Frogs and tuns and tritons - A molecular phylogeny and revised family classification of the predatory gastropod superfamily Tonnoidea (Caenogastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics And Evolution, 130, 18-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.09.016

Houart Roland, Heros Virginie, Zuccon Dario (2019). Description of Two New Species of Dermomurex (Gastropoda: Muricidae) with a Review of Dermomurex (Takia) in the Indo-West Pacific. Venus (Journal of the Malacological Society of Japan), 78(1-2), 1-25. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.18941/venus.78.1-2_1 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00609/72113/

Kantor Yuri I., Fedosov Alexander E., Snyder Martin Avery, Bouchet Philippe (2018). Pseudolatirus Bellardi, 1884 revisited, with the description of two new genera and five new species (Neogastropoda: Fasciolariidae). European Journal Of Taxonomy, 433, 1-57. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2018.433 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00620/73240/

Sanders Malcolm T., Merle Didier, Bouchet Philippe, Castelin Magalie, Beu Alan G., Samadi Sarah, Puillandre Nicolas (2017). One for each ocean: revision of the Bursa granularis (Roding, 1798) species complex (Gastropoda: Tonnoidea: Bursidae). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 83(4), 384-398. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyx029 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00476/58800/

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 : https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlw003 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00386/49713/

Puillandre Nicolas, Tenorio Manuel J. (2017). A question of rank: DNA sequences and radula characters reveal a new genus of cone snails (Gastropoda: Conidae). Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 83(2), 200-210. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyx011 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00476/58802/

Sumner-Rooney Lauren, Sigwart Julia D., McAfee Jenny, Smith Lisa, Williams Suzanne T. (2016). Repeated eye reduction events reveal multiple pathways to degeneration in a family of marine snails. Evolution, 70(10), 2268-2295. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13022

Pante Eric, France Scott C., Gey Delphine, Cruaud Corinne, Samadi Sarah (2015). An inter-ocean comparison of coral endemism on seamounts: the case of Chrysogorgia. Journal Of Biogeography, 42(10), 1907-1918. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12564

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 : https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12278 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00476/58810/

Taylor John D., Glover Emily A., Williams Suzanne T. (2014). Diversification of chemosymbiotic bivalves: origins and relationships of deeper water Lucinidae. Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 111(2), 401-420. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1111/bij.12208 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00218/32953/

Williams S. T., Smith L. M., Herbert D.G., Marshall B. A., Waren A., Kiel S., Dyal P., Linse K., Vilvens C., Kano Y. (2013). Cenozoic climate change and diversification on the continental shelf and slope: evolution of gastropod diversity in the family Solariellidae (Trochoidea). Ecology And Evolution, 3(4), 887-917. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.513 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00140/25122/

Galil Bella S. (2013). The deep water box crab Calappa karenae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura): a new record from Melanesia. Marine Biodiversity Records, 6, e76 (2p.). https://doi.org/10.1017/S175526721300050X

Williams Suzanne T. (2012). Advances in molecular systematics of the vetigastropod superfamily Trochoidea. Zoologica Scripta, 41(6), 571-595. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00552.x

Castelin M., Lorion J., Brisset J., Cruaud C., Maestrati P., Utge J., Samadi Sarah (2012). Speciation patterns in gastropods with long-lived larvae from deep-sea seamounts. Molecular Ecology, 21(19), 4828-4853. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05743.x

Kantor Yuri I., Strong Ellen E., Puillandre Nicolas (2012). A new lineage of Conoidea (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) revealed by morphological and molecular data. Journal Of Molluscan Studies, 78, 246-255. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eys007 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00140/25143/

Pante Eric, France Scott C., Couloux Arnaud, Cruaud Corinne, McFadden Catherine S., Samadi Sarah, Watling Les (2012). Deep-Sea Origin and In-Situ Diversification of Chrysogorgiid Octocorals. Plos One, 7(6), e38357 (14p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0038357 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00467/57831/

Castelin Magalie, Puillandre Nicolas, Lozouet Pierre, Sysoev Alexander, De Forges Bertrand Richer, Samadi Sarah (2011). Molluskan species richness and endemism on New Caledonian seamounts: Are they enhanced compared to adjacent slopes? Deep-sea Research Part I-oceanographic Research Papers, 58(6), 637-646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2011.03.008

Castelin Magalie, Lambourdiere Josie, Boisselier Marie-Catherine, Lozouet Pierre, Couloux Arnaud, Cruaud Corinne, Samadi Sarah (2010). Hidden diversity and endemism on seamounts: focus on poorly dispersive neogastropods. Biological Journal Of The Linnean Society, 100(2), 420-438. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01424.x

Tilvi Supriya, Moriou Celine, Martin Marie-Therese, Gallard Jean-Francois, Sorres Jonathan, Patel Kirti, Petek Sylvain, Debitus Cecile, Ermolenko Ludmila, Al-Mourabit Ali (2010). Agelastatin E, Agelastatin F, and Benzosceptrin C from the Marine Sponge Agelas dendromorpha. Journal Of Natural Products, 73(4), 720-723. https://doi.org/10.1021/np900539j

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

Houart Roland, Zuccon Dario, Puillandre Nicolas (2019). Description of new genera and new species of Ergalataxinae (Gastropoda: Muricidae). Novapex, 20(HS12), 1-52.

Bamber, R. 2013. Deep-water Pycnogonida from recent cruises to Papua New Guinea and Melanesia, with an appendix of new records from Polynesia. Zoosystema, in press.

Chan, T.-Y., Ma, K.Y., and Chu, K.H. 2013. The deep-sea spiny lobster genus Puerulus Ortmann, 1897 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palinuridae), with descriptions of five new species. In Ahyong S, Chan TY, Corbari L and Ng P eds, Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos 27. Mémoires du Muséum national d?Histoire naturelle, in press.

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Kilburn, R.N., Fedosov, A., and Olivera, B. 2012. Revision of the genus Turris Batsch, 1789 (Gastropoda: Conoidea: Turridae) with the description of six new species. Zootaxa, 3244, 1-58.

Kantor, Y., Puillandre, N., Rivassseau, A., and Bouchet, P. 2012. Neither a buccinid nor a turrid: A new family of deep-sea snails for Belomitra P. Fischer, 1883 (Mollusca, Neogastropoda), with a review of Recent Indo- Pacific species. Zootaxa, 3496, 1-64.

Moravec, F., and Justine, J.L. 2009. New data on dracunculoid nematodes from fishes off New Caledonia, including four new species of Philometra (Philometridae) and Ichthyofilaria (Guyanemidae). Folia parasitological, 56, 129-142