Biogeographic distributions of Cytheropteron species (Ostracoda) in Icelandic waters (sub-polar North Atlantic)

  • Anna B. Jöst
  • Moriaki Yasuhara
  • Hisayo Okahashi
  • Saskia Brix
  • Pedro Martínez Arbizu
  • Alexandra Ostmann
Biodiversity of Icelandic Waters
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  1. Biodiversity of Icelandic Waters

Abstract

The ostracod genus Cytheropteron (Ostracoda: Crustacea) has been widely used for paleoenvironmental, paleoceanographic, and paleobiogeographic studies. But species-level data remain limited, especially for deepwater species. Here, we show the depth and spatial distribution patterns of 33 species of the ostracod genus Cytheropteron found in recent surface sediments of Icelandic waters. Species-specific depth ranges may serve as a useful tool in ostracod-based paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Biogeographic distributions of Cytheropteron species indicate the shallow Greenland-Iceland-Faroe Ridge as the major barrier for the distribution of deep-sea organisms.

Keywords

Cytheropteron Depth distribution IceAGE project Recent Ostracoda Taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We appreciate the continuous support and cooperation of all our colleagues from the IceAGE project; the help of the captains and crew of R/V Meteor and R/V Poseidon in sample collection; the organization skills and logistics management of the DZMB staff and Jörundur Svavarsson; the help of Wiebke Bauernfeind, Sahar Khodami, and Sarah Schnurr in MUC sampling; and the technical assistance of Laura Wong, Cecily Law, and Maria Lo. We also thank Anna Jazdzewska and Lena Menzel for editing, and Cristianini Trescastro Bergue and an anonymous reviewer for their valuable comments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna B. Jöst
    • 1
    • 2
  • Moriaki Yasuhara
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hisayo Okahashi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Saskia Brix
    • 3
  • Pedro Martínez Arbizu
    • 4
  • Alexandra Ostmann
    • 4
  1. 1.The Swire Institute of Marine ScienceThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  3. 3.German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB)Senckenberg Research InstituteHamburgGermany
  4. 4.German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB)Senckenberg Research InstituteWilhelmshavenGermany

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