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Additional Material

Click on the following YouTube link to see a videoclip of Physophora hydrostatica swimming in the Gulf of Otranto, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=midE8K4hIVY
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Distribution

Mills et al 1996, Bouillon et al 2004, Pagès et al’06, Pugh & Gasca in press.
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southern Gaspe waters (Baie des Chaleurs, Gaspe Bay to American, Orphan and Bradelle banks; eastern boundary: eastern Bradelle Valley), and Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway)
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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circum-(sub)tropical
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Ecology

Habitat

mainly epipelagic
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Depth range based on 27 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 26 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 7.5 - 4082
  Temperature range (°C): 1.838 - 20.213
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.256 - 40.874
  Salinity (PPS): 34.671 - 36.595
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.535 - 5.616
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.078 - 2.718
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.060 - 162.590

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Depth range (m): 7.5 - 4082

Temperature range (°C): 1.838 - 20.213

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.256 - 40.874

Salinity (PPS): 34.671 - 36.595

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.535 - 5.616

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.078 - 2.718

Silicate (umol/l): 1.060 - 162.590
 
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