By Jean-Pierre Debenay
Numbering approximately 10000 species, Foraminifera represent the main varied crew of shelled microorganisms within the ocean. also they are some of the most precious instruments for environmental evaluation and tracking courses. This advisor through Jean-Pierre Debenay offers an outline of the environmental stipulations round New Caledonia, an obtainable creation to Foraminifera, and a precis of the examine that has been conducted from the island kingdom. It additionally describes multiple thousand species of Foraminifera amassed round New Caledonia, accompanying each one access with SEM micrographs and notes on its distribution. geared up into teams to make it effortless to spot each one species, will probably be a realistic reference.
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More than 140 taxa have not been determined at a specific level and are recorded under open nomenclature. A high proportion of them are presumably new species, but more specimens are needed before proposing new species names. Including the 158 species reported before this work, and not found during this study (noted in bold and marked with a * in the taxonomic list), the number of benthic foraminifera species found hitherto around New Caledonia reaches 1,201. Some of the previously reported species have been synonymized with species illustrated here.
Some species are found at intermediate depths: Alveolinella quoii, Nummulites venosus, Amphistegina lessonii, Heterostegina depressa, Anomalinella rostrata, and Operculina ammonoides. Other species are rare in the lagoon, found only in the deepest areas: Amphistegina quoyi, Heterolepa praecincta, Amphistegina papillosa, Amphistegina radiata, Amphistegina bicirculata, Lenticulina gibba, Ammobaculites reophaciformis, Nubeculina advena, Heterostegina operculinoides, Neoeponides procerus, and Cycloclypeus carpenteri.
18° S d’Entrecasteaux Reefs Huon Atoll Concalis G. Cabioch Self-collection Algae Shrimp farms Mangrove swamps Surprise New Caledonia 19° S Bampton Reefs Belep Islands Avon Loyalty Islands 20° S Landsdowne Bank 21° S Ouvea Lifou North Bellona Reefs Mare Observatory Cay South Bellona Reefs 22° S Nouméa Isle of Pines 160° E | 162° E 164° E 166° E 168° E Figure 24 Location of samples collected since 2006: Concalis, samples from the northern shelf provided by B. Richer de Forges; G. Cabioch provided samples from Surprise Island (d’Entrecasteaux reefs); macroalgae were provided by C.
A guide to 1,000 foraminifera from southwestern Pacific : New Caledonia by Jean-Pierre Debenay