List of Odontasteridae (Asteroidea) species used in study along with description reference, distribution, depth, and catalog numbers, Table 1 from Janosik & Halanych (2013) (Antarctic Inverts project)

Data Type: Cruise Results
Version Date: 2016-12-27

» Genetic connectivity and biogeographic patterns of Antarctic benthic invertebrates (Antarctic Inverts)
Halanych, Kenneth M.Auburn UniversityPrincipal Investigator
Mahon, AndrewCentral Michigan UniversityCo-Principal Investigator
Copley, NancyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI BCO-DMO)BCO-DMO Data Manager

Dataset Description

This dataset was published as Table 1 from Janosik et al (2013). It contains a list of Odontasteridae species with their reference, distribution, depth of occurrence, and museum catalog numbers.

Related Reference: Janosik, A.M., and K.M. Halanych,. 2013. Seeing stars: a molecular and morphological investigation of the evolutionary history of Odontasteridae (Asteroidea) with description of a new species from the Galapagos Islands. Marine Biology.160:821-841. DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-2136-x

Related Datasets:
Janosik_2013_T2: outgroup species and accessions
Janosik_2013_T3: matrix of Odontasteridea morphological characters

Acquisition Description

From Janosik et al (2013):

Specimen collection: Specimens were obtained from the Division of Echinoderms, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (USNM) in Washington, DC, the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, California Academy of Sciences (CASIZ), San Francisco, California, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand (Table 1). Most specimens were dried. Antarctic species were collected during two five-week research cruises aboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould in November/December of 2004 and May/June of 2006. Images of D. clarki were provided by NIWA.

Processing Description

BCO-DMO Processing notes:
- added conventional header with dataset name, PI name, version date
- modified parameter names to conform with BCO-DMO naming conventions
- removed special characters (')

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taxontaxonomic genus and species name unitless
referencepublished taxonomic description of the species unitless
distributionpublished species distribution unitless
depthdepth range of species meters
museum_catalog_numbermuseum and catalog number unitless

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Auburn University lab
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Invertebrate genomics

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Project Information

Genetic connectivity and biogeographic patterns of Antarctic benthic invertebrates (Antarctic Inverts)

Coverage: Antarctica

Extracted from the NSF award abstract:

The research will explore the genetics, diversity, and biogeography of Antarctic marine benthic invertebrates, seeking to overturn the widely accepted suggestion that benthic fauna do not constitute a large, panmictic population. The investigators will sample adults and larvae from undersampled regions of West Antarctica that, combined with existing samples, will provide significant coverage of the western hemisphere of the Southern Ocean. The objectives are: 1) To assess the degree of genetic connectivity (or isolation) of benthic invertebrate species in the Western Antarctic using high-resolution genetic markers. 2) To begin exploring planktonic larvae spatial and bathymetric distributions for benthic shelf invertebrates in the Bellinghausen, Amundsen and Ross Seas. 3) To continue to develop a Marine Antarctic Genetic Inventory (MAGI) that relates larval and adult forms via DNA barcoding. 

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Funding SourceAward
NSF Office of Polar Programs (formerly NSF PLR) (NSF OPP)
NSF Office of Polar Programs (formerly NSF PLR) (NSF OPP)

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