Notes on Vent Field Description:
located in Ogasawara Islands; 1975 SCUBA after eruption in 1973 - there is no mention in Takeda and Kurata (1977) of hydrothermal vents - this could be just volcanically vs. hydrothermally active
Notes Relevant to Biology:
Takeda and Kurata (1977): new genus Xenograpsus (shallow obligate hydrothermal crab)
Year and How Discovered (if active, visual confirmation is listed first):
Discovery References (text):
Other References (text):
Takeda, M., Kurata, Y., 1977. Crabs of the Ogasawara Islands: IV. A collection made at the new volcanic island, Nishino-shima-shinto, in 1975. Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus. (Jpn.) A 3, 91– 111.
Dando, P. R. (2010) Biological communities at marine shallow-water vent and seep sites. In: Kiel, S. (Ed.) The vent and seep biota – from microbes to ecosystems. Topics in Geobiology 33: 33-378. Springer.