Towed underwater TV observations at 440 m in the northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece, revealed a soft mud plain heavily bioturbated by the thalassinidean Calocaris macandreae, with Callianassa subterranea and Nephrops norvegicus also present. Ejecta mounds and feeding traces indicated the presence of a large echiuran, provisionally identified as Maxmuelleria gigas. The locality also supported a dense population of a second echiuran, Bonellia viridis, a species not previously recorded as an inhabitant of sedimentary environments.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||J MAR BIOL ASSOC UK|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Marine & Freshwater Biology
Hughes, D., Marrs, S. J., Smith, C., & Atkinson, R. J. A. (1999). Observations of the echiuran worm Bonellia viridis in the deep basin of the northern Evoikos Gulf, Greece. J MAR BIOL ASSOC UK, 79(2), 361-363.