Type Oceanographic cruise
Ship Alis
Ship owner IRD
Dates 05/05/1992 - 04/06/1992
Chief scientist(s) RICHER DE FORGES Bertrand




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DOI 10.17600/92005111
Objective The MUSORSTOM 7 cruise ran in the economic zone of the Wallis and Futuna Islands. 142 dredging and trawling operations took place in the upper bathyal zone, on the slopes of the islands of Futuna, Alofi and Wallis, and on the slopes of the many seamounts that dot this region. Organisms, described from New Caledonia, are found for the first time on the Pacific plate (Sphinctozoaires, Gymnocrinus, Amalda). Benthic fauna exploration was carried out in a depth range between 100 and 1,300 m.



Hutchings Pat, Carrerette Orlemir, Nogueira João M. M., Hourdez Stephane, Lavesque Nicolas (2021). The Terebelliformia-Recent Developments and Future Directions. Diversity, 13(2), 60 (32p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Rodríguez‐flores Paula C., Buckley David, Macpherson Enrique, Corbari Laure, Machordom Annie (2020). Deep‐sea squat lobster biogeography (Munidopsidae: Leiogalathea ) unveils Tethyan vicariance and evolutionary patterns shared by shallow‐water relatives. Zoologica Scripta, 49(3), 340-356.

Salazar-Vallejo Sergio I. (2020). Revision of Leocrates Kinberg, 1866 and Leocratides Ehlers, 1908 (Annelida, Errantia, Hesionidae). Zootaxa, 4739(1), 1-114.

Rodriguez-Flores Paula C., Macpherson Enrique, Machordom Annie (2019). Revision of the squat lobsters of the genus Leiogalathea Baba, 1969 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Munidopsidae) with the description of 15 new species. Zootaxa, 4560(2), 201-256.

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 : , Open Access version :

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.