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Abyssal fauna of the UK-1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata
Citation
Glover A, Wiklund H, Rabone M, Amon D, Smith C, O'Hara T, Mah C, Dahlgren T (2016) Abyssal fauna of the UK-1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7251. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7251

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Description
We present data from a DNA taxonomy register of the abyssal benthic Echinodermata collected as part of the Abyssal Baseline (ABYSSLINE) environmental survey cruise ‘AB01’ to the UK Seabed Resources Ltd (UKSRL) polymetallic-nodule exploration claim ‘UK-1’ in the eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), central Pacific Ocean abyssal plain. Morphological and genetic data are presented for 17 species (4 Asteroidea, 4 Crinoidea, 2 Holothuroidea and 7 Ophiuroidea) identified by a combination of morphological and genetic data. No taxa matched previously published genetic sequences, but 8 taxa could be assigned to previously-described species based on morphology, although here we have used a precautionary approach in taxon assignments to avoid over-estimating species ranges. more

The Clarion-Clipperton Zone is a region undergoing intense exploration for potential deep-sea mineral extraction. We present these data to facilitate future taxonomic and environmental impact study by making both data and voucher materials available through curated and accessible biological collections.

Scope
Themes:
Biology
Keywords:
Marine, ISE, Clarion Fracture Zone, ISE, Clipperton Fracture Zone

Geographical coverage
ISE, Clarion Fracture Zone
ISE, Clipperton Fracture Zone

Temporal coverage
2013

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Contributors
Museums Victoria, moredata creator
Natural History Museum (NHM), moredata creator
Natural History Museum; Department of Zoology, moredata creator
Smithsonian Institution; National Museum of Natural History; Department of Invertebrate Zoology (IZ), moredata creator
Uni Research, moredata creator
University of Hawaii, moredata creator
University of Hawaii; School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), moredata creator

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Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-01-17
Information last updated: 2017-01-17
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