Senckenberg am Meer Wilhelmshaven


Taxonomy, Systematics and biogeography of selected isopod taxa (Crustacea)
Asellote Isopoda (Crustacea) are one of the most important and abundant macrofaunal groups in the deep sea. A high number of undescribed species (more than 80% of collected species are new) and low numbers of specimens per species is typical for abyssal plains. Species descriptions are a very important task to name the diversity of species found in the deep and to gain the basis for phylogentic analyses.

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At the DZMB in Hamburg currently new species of the families Macrostylidae Hansen, 1916 and Desmosomatidae Sars, 1897 are in description.

 Standort Hamburg