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An introduction to the Brazilian deep-sea biodiversity
Sumida, P.Y.G.; De Leo, F.C.; Bernardino, A.F. (2020). An introduction to the Brazilian deep-sea biodiversity, in: Sumida, P.Y.G et al. Brazilian deep-sea biodiversity. Brazilian Marine Biodiversity, : pp. 1-5. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53222-2_1
In: Sumida, P.Y.G; Bernardino, A.F.; De Léo, F.C. (Ed.) (2020). Brazilian deep-sea biodiversity. Brazilian Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Cham. e-ISBN 978-3-030-53222-2. xix, 261 pp. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-53222-2, more
In: Brazilian Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Cham. ISSN 2520-1077; e-ISSN 2520-1085, more

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    Marine/Coastal

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  • Sumida, P.Y.G.
  • De Leo, F.C.
  • Bernardino, A.F.

Abstract
    Deep-sea ecosystems are vast and remote and sustain a significant number of marine species globally. The total number of described eukaryotic marine species is ~226,000 according to data from the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMs, Appeltans et al. 2012). For benthic species in particular, modelling studies and estimates based on the accumulation rate of species per area in deep-sea sediments may increase benthic macrofaunal richness to over millions of species (Grassle and Maciolek 1992; Snelgrove and Smith 2002). As a result, the deep sea significantly contributes to global and regional species diversity pools, with high ecological as well as economic importance (Smith et al. 2008).

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