Published on 15 February 1996
Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM is an ongoing series on the deep-sea fauna of the tropical Indo-Pacific, based on unmatched material collected by recent expeditions throughout the region. Eighteen authors from 9 countries are involved in the present volume of results, which focuses principally on crustaceans. Ten contributed papers report new data on the morphology, classification and biogeography of Mysidacea, Isopoda, Euphausiacea and Decapoda, and one paper deals with Bryozoa. Altogether, 77 species, 18 genera and one family are described as new. Several papers include major revisions, notably in the anomuran family Galatheidae where the number of known species has doubled in the last few years. Our understanding of the biology of crustaceans is enhanced by the discovery of three new palaemonoid shrimps living in association with ascidians and of new gall crabs inhabiting deep-water corals, and by the description of spermatophore functional morphology in deep-sea euphausiids. The volume is richly illustrated by numerous plates and line drawings, in addition to 6 colour plates of freshly collected animals. 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).
CROSNIER A. (ed.) 1996 — Résultats des Campagnes MUSORSTOM volume 15. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, 539 p. (Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle ; 168).