New species of Thyasiridae (Bivalvia) from chemosynthetic communities in the Atlantic Ocean
Author & date of last revision: admin on 20 November 2011
A new genus and two new species of Thyasiridae are described from deep-water chemosynthetic communities in the Atlantic Ocean. Spinaxinus sentosus n. gen., n. sp. is distinguished by both shell shape and periostracal characters and bears little resemblance to other known thyasirids. It was collected from the organic cargo of the sunken ship, “Francois Vieljeux” and
Thyasiridae, new genus, new species, Atlantic Ocean, Deep-sea, Chemosynthetic communities.