Published on 22 December 1995
Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM is an ongoing series on the deep-sea fauna of the tropical Indo-Pacific. In addition to New Caledonia, which forms the core of the reports, volume 14 deals with other islands and island groups, notably the Philippines, Indonesia and the South-Western part of the Indian Ocean. It follows an earlier volume (volume 7, 1991) which also contains papers on the molluscan fauna of this region. The 10 contributed papers present new results on the taxonomy, classification and biogeography of the Bivalvia (3 papers), Scaphopoda (1), and Gastropoda (6). A review of septibranch classification is presented, with a catalogue of species. The volume includes new descriptions of one subfamily, 9 genera and 142 species. The remarkable radiations of calliostomatids and trophonines highlight the extreme diversity of the New Caledonia fauna, and there are more species of mathildids ans scaphopods recorded here than from anywhere else in the world. Three colour plates illustrate new cones and calliostomatids. The MUSORSTOM series is a joint program of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and the Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Développement en Coopération (ORSTOM).
BOUCHET P. (ed.) 1995 — Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM volume 14.Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 654 p. (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle ; 167).