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Diversity and evolution of Australian Antarctic sea spiders: Understanding species diversification and distribution patterns
Entry ID: ASAC_3010

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3010.


Pycnogonids are primitive, bizarre arthropods. Found worldwide, Antarctic pycnogonids are the most diverse, abundant, and include some of the most spectacular forms. Near 250 species from the region are known, many in need for taxonomic revision, and more species new to science likely to be found. This project will document diversity ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -50.0   S: -75.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arango, C.
Dataset Title: Diversity and evolution of Australian Antarctic sea spiders: Understanding species diversification and distribution patterns
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-09-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-01
Stop Date: 2011-03-31
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
The samples obtained for this project so far have been collected as part of collecting cruises onboard Aurora Australis (CEAMARC 2008), 'Polarstern' 2008 (Wedell Sea), Tangaroa (Ross Sea) and other international cruises mostly those from Bristish ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 38 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 7 3840 7700
Email: claudia.arango at
Contact Address:
Queensland Museum
PO Box 3300
City: South Brisbane BC
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4101
Country: Australia
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Griffiths H.J., Arango, C.P. Munilla, T. McInnes, S.J. (Unknown), Biodiversity and bioeography of Southern Ocean pycnogonids, Submitted to Ecography.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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