A NEW GENUS AND TWO NEW SPECIES OF MESOBENTHIC OCTOPUSES FROM AUSTRALIA AND NEW CALEDONIA
Mark D Norman, Renata Boucher-Rodoni, FG Hochberg
Journal of Molluscan Studies | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009
The authors wish to thank the researchers who collected and carefully preserved the material reported here, particularly Bertrand Richer de Forges, Philippe Bouchet and the staff of ORSTOM and CSIRO. The first and third authors also wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Museum national d'Histoire naturelle on repeat visits to Paris to examine the extensive deep-water cephalopod collections housed in this museum. Warm thanks also to Guy Boucher for kind hospitality during these visits. Thanks to Joan Clarke of Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, for SEM assistance; Franzis Althaus, Bruce Barker and Karen Gowlett-Holmes of CSIRO for provision of live images of H. zipkasae from deep-water camera deployments in Western Australia through the 'Voyage of Discovery, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship' programme. Thanks also to Louise Allcock, Janet Voight and an anonymous reviewer for constructive and helpful reviews of this paper.