Thaumelodone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean

Recent trawling in the Southern Ocean has yielded an unusual and relatively large collection of deep-sea octopods, comprising four species in two genera. Several deep-sea genera, which are inadequately characterised, have been reported previously from the Southern Ocean. Within this paper, all the relevant historical type material has been examined and a full revision has been undertaken. Species previously considered to be representative of the genus Bentheledone have either been moved to Thaumeledone or are considered nomen dubium. A revised diagnosis of Thaumeledone is provided together with redescriptions of its Southern Ocean species as well as a description of a new species. A new genus has been erected to accommodate the remainder of the new specimens.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Allcock, A.L., Collins, M.A., Piatkowski, U., Vecchione, M., Hochberg, F.G.

Date:
1 January, 2004
Journal/Source:
Deep-Sea Research Part II / 51
Page(s):
1883-1901
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.07.019