Deep water Xylophagaidae (Pelecypoda: Pholadacea) from the North Atlantic with descriptions of three new species

Robin Harvey

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Abstract

Three new species of obligate wood boring bivalves of the genus Xylophaga are described from depths greater than 1000 m in the North Atlantic. Xylophaga ricei n.sp. occurred in wood panels deployed fore. 20 months on the seabed South of Madeira at a depth of 5000 m. X. anselli n.sp. and X. gagei n. sp. were discovered in wood fragments which had been heavily bored by Xyloredo ingolfia Turner, 1972, trawled from the Rockall Trough to the West of the British Isles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-481
Number of pages9
JournalJ CONCHOL
Volume35
Issue numberPt No. 6
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • WOOD-BORING BIVALVES
  • Zoology
  • SEA
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology

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