A new species of the family Thyasiridae (Mollusca : Bivalvia) from the oxygen minimum zone of the Pakistan marcrin

Citation:
Oliver, PG, Levin L.  2006.  A new species of the family Thyasiridae (Mollusca : Bivalvia) from the oxygen minimum zone of the Pakistan marcrin. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 86:411-416.

Date Published:

Apr

Keywords:

sea

Abstract:

A new species of Thyasiridae, 'Leptaxinus' indusarluni sp. nov. is described from the Indus margin, off Pakistan. The generic affinity is tentative and possible alternatives arc discussed. It occurs between 800 m and 1000 m water depth in a low oxygen environment, where it is relatively abundant. The ecological setting is described and data suggest that this species is not chemosymbiotic.

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DOI:

10.1017/s0025315406013270