D. João de Castro Bank, a shallow water hydrothermal-vent in the Azores: checklist of marine Molluscs
Ávila, S.P.; Cardigos, F.; Santos, R.S. (2004). D. João de Castro Bank, a shallow water hydrothermal-vent in the Azores: checklist of marine Molluscs. Arquipélago (Ciénc. Biol. Mar./Life Mar. Sci.) 21A: 75-80
In: Arquipélago. Ciências Biológicas e Marinhas = Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences. University of the Azores: Ponta Delgada. ISSN 0873-4704; e-ISSN 2182-9799
D. João de Castro Bank (DJC) is a shallow seamount with hydrothermal activity located between the islands of Terceira and São Miguel, Azores (Portugal). Due to its remote location, few investigators have worked in the area. Thirty-three species of marine molluscs are recorded as new for DJC which brings the total number of species to 42 for this specific area. Common micro-mollusc species known for the Azores (e.g.: the sublittoral species Alvania poucheti and Setia subvaricosa) are not present, and possible reasons for this are discussed.