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Crustacea Cirripedia Thoracica: Chionelasmatoidea and Pachylasmatoidea (Balanomorpha) of New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands, with a review of all currently assigned taxa
Jones, D.S. (2000). Crustacea Cirripedia Thoracica: Chionelasmatoidea and Pachylasmatoidea (Balanomorpha) of New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands, with a review of all currently assigned taxa, in: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 184: pp. 141-283
In: Crosnier, A. (Ed.) (2000). Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM 21. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie, 184. Publications Scientifiques du Muséum: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-526-7. 813 pp., more
In: Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Série A, Zoologie. Editions du Muséum: Paris. ISSN 0078-9747, more
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    Taxonomy; Chionelasmatoidea Buckeridge, 1983 [WoRMS]; Pachylasmatoidea Utinomi, 1968 [WoRMS]; ISE, Wallis and Futuna; ISEW, New Caledonia [Marine Regions]; ISEW, Vanuatu [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Jones, D.S.

Abstract
    Balanomorph barnacles of the superfamilies Chionelasmatoidea and Pachylasmatoidea collected by various French deep-sea expeditions in the waters of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Wallis and Futuna Islands are discussed. One sample from the Marianas Islands is also included. Of the 21 species reported herein, 18 are new to science, 2 are recognised as relictual, and 1 represents a northward range extension within the waters of the southwestern Pacific Ocean. In addition 4 new genera and 1 new subfamily are described. An exceptional diversity of species occurs in the subfamilies Pachylasmadnae and Hexelasmadnae of the family Pachylasmatidae. The number of new pachylasmatines described represents 46% of the known species and that of the new hexelasmatines 40%, indicating the richness of these waters. Of the 17 new species described from the waters of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Wallis and Futuna Islands, 14 are considered presently to be endemic to the Vanuatu/New Caledonian region and the remaining 3 occur in a broader area which includes the Futuna and Wallis Islands region. The richest fauna occurs at the Loyalty Islands (15 species), the Norfolk Ridge (11 species) and New Caledonia (11 species). The occurrence of 2 relictual species, the chionelasmaune Chionelasmus darwini and the eolasmatineWaite/aima boucheti, in the waters of the New Caledonian region supports the hypothesis that the southwestern Pacific is a relictual area.

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