Overview

Comprehensive Description

This species is found at both hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. In Sagami Bay, B. japonicus is occasionally sympatric in the same habitat. Periostracum colour variable according to habitat. Development not known but most probably with planktonic larval phase.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & T. OKUTANI (1994) Venus 53(2): 61-83.

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Distribution

Okinawa Bank and off Hatsushima site in Sagami Bay, central Honshu, 1180 m; Mid-Okinawa Trough: Iheya Ridge and Izena Caldron.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & T. OKUTANI (1994) Venus 53(2): 61-83.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Shell rather thick and solid. Umbones often nearly subterminal, but mostly on the same plane with anterior end of the shell. No extreme mantle fusion, valvular siphonal membrane short. Extremely thick and large ctenidia with long demibranchs.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & T. OKUTANI (1994) Venus 53(2): 61-83.

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Size

Shell length up to 115.6 mm.
  • HASHIMOTO J. & T. OKUTANI (1994) Venus 53(2): 61-83.

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Type Information

Paratype for Bathymodiolus platifrons Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994
Catalog Number: USNM 880288
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1993
Locality: Honshu Island, Sagami Bay, Hatsushima, Cold Seep Site, Japan, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 1170 to 1170
Vessel: Shinkai 2000 DSR/V
  • Paratype: Hashimoto, J. & Okutani, T. 1994. Venus (Japanese Journal Of Malacology). 53(2): 64-66, fig.2.
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Paratype for Bathymodiolus platifrons Hashimoto & Okutani, 1994
Catalog Number: USNM 880287
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1993
Locality: Honshu Island, Sagami Bay, Hatsushima, Cold Seep Site, Japan, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 1170 to 1170
Vessel: Shinkai 2000 DSR/V
  • Paratype: Hashimoto, J. & Okutani, T. 1994. Venus (Japanese Journal Of Malacology). 53(2): 64-66, fig.2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 277 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 15 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 644 - 3600
  Temperature range (°C): 1.629 - 8.151
  Nitrate (umol/L): 27.455 - 39.727
  Salinity (PPS): 34.295 - 34.675
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.983 - 3.369
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.937 - 2.772
  Silicate (umol/l): 56.771 - 148.729

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 644 - 3600

Temperature range (°C): 1.629 - 8.151

Nitrate (umol/L): 27.455 - 39.727

Salinity (PPS): 34.295 - 34.675

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.983 - 3.369

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.937 - 2.772

Silicate (umol/l): 56.771 - 148.729
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Bathymodiolus platifrons

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 4 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACTTTATATATTTTATTAGGCTTATGATCGGGAATAATTGGTACAAGTTTG---AGGATGTTGATTCGTATTGAGTTAGCTCGTCCTGGGAGCTTTTTAGGTGAT---GATCAGCTTTATAATGTTATTGTAACTGCCCATGCACTGGTTATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCTTTGATGGTGGGTGGTTTTGGAAATTGGCTACTTCCTTTAATGATG---GGTTCAATTGACATAATTTTTCCTCGTTTAAATAATCTAAGGTTTTGGTTTTTGCCCGCATCTCTTTTTACTCTTTTGTTGTCTACATTTATTGAGAGAGGCGCTGGGACTGGTTGAACCTTGTACCCTCCTTTATCTTCTTACACTGGTCATAGGGGCCCAGCCGTGGACATGTCTTTA---TTTTCTTTACATTTAGCAGGTGCTTCTTCTATTGGTGGTTCAATTAATTTTTTGACAAGGATGAAGAATATGTCTGTTGAAAGAATGCGAGGGGAGCGGATAGTTTTATTTGTTTGATCTATGGCTGTGACAGCAGTTTTATTATTAGTTTCTTTGCCTGTATTAGCAGGA---GGAATTACCATGTTGATTTTTGACCGTCATTTCAATACTTCTTTTTATGACCCTAGAGGTGGTGGAGACCCAGTTTTATACCAGCATTTG------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bathymodiolus platifrons

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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