Published on 30 December 1997
Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM is an ongoing series on the deep-sea fauna of the tropical Indo-Pacific. Initially focused on the results of oceanographie work in the Philippines and New Caledonia, the series has expanded to include the results of trapping experiments in French Polynesia, as weil as dredging and trawling expeditions in eastern Indonesia, Wallis and Futuna, and Vanuatu. The reports involve a world-wide network of taxonomists. The present volume consists of 13 contributions covering a broad range of taxa, from bryozoans (1 paper) and crustaceans (9 papers) to pycnogonids (1), brachiopods (1), and fishes (1). Two new families, 22 new genera and 112 new species are established. Many additional species are revised and illustrated, and new data on their distribution are presented. Of particular interest in this volume are the outstandingly diverse assemblages of ascophorine Bryozoa, brachiopods and grenadier fishes recorded from New Caledonia. 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).
Alain CROSNIER, who edits the report volumes, is senior scientist emeritus with ORSTOM and has published many papers on the systematics of tropical shrimps and other crustaceans.
CROSNIER A. (ed.) 1997 — Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM volume 18. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 570 p. (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle ; 176).