Notes on Vent Field Description:
Southernmost Part of Okinawa Trough; deep-sea hydrothermal sites NE of Taiwan
Notes Relevant to Biology:
galatheid Shinkaia crosnieri, bivalves, for shrimp see Komai and Chan (2010)
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Other References (text):
Chan, T.-Y. et al. (2000) The first deep-sea hydrothermal animal reported from Taiwan: Shinkaia crosnieri Baba and Williams, 1998 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Galatheidae). Bull Mar Sci 67: 799-804
Wang, T.W. et al. (2009) The hydrothermal vent and cold seep fauna of Taiwan, and their possible food chain relationships, abstract in 4th CBE Symposium.
Komai, T. and Chan, T.-Y. (2010) A new genus and two new species of alvinocaridid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from a hydrothermal vent field off northeastern Taiwan. Zootaxa 2372: 15-32.