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Table 3 Overall taxonomic and abundance summary of invertebrate fauna, by major taxonomic group. ‘Lodged at’ notes museum collection where voucher material was deposited

From: Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200–5000 m)

Phylum Major group Total specimens Families Genera Species Undescribed species Lodged at Note
Porifera Demospongiae 10,870 36 64 142 3 SAMA  
Calcarea 106 10 16 34 7 SAMA  
Hexactinellida 113 7 11 49 5 SAMA  
Cnidaria Hydroidaa 55 NMV  
Siphonophorae 120 1 1 1   NMV  
Antipatharia 16 4 6 9 1 CSIRO  
Octocorallia 625 18 42 74 40 CSIRO 3 new genera
Actiniaria 1109 9 21 56 28 SAMA  
Corallimorpharia 49 1 2 3 0 SAMA  
Zoanthariaa 180 SAMA  
Scleractinia 1783 5 10 16 5 SAMA  
Brachiopoda 374 4 4 5 0 SAMA  
Bryozoa 9 4 4 6 0 SAMA  
Nemerteaa 13 SAMA  
Nematodaa 382 SAMA  
Annelida Sipuncula 1037 8 SAMA  
Echiura 21 1 SAMA  
Polychaeta 1267 40 95 167 104 SAMA, NMV, AM  
Oligochaeta 39 2 2 3 1 SAMA  
Mollusca Aplacophora 25 3 3 6 1 SAMA  
Polyplacophora 3 1 1 1 0 SAMA  
Bivalvia 2103 18 29 43 0 SAMA, NMV  
Scaphopoda 541 4 5 11 4 AM  
Cephalopoda 79 13 15 23 4 AM  
Gastropoda 1468 42 78 110 54 AM, NMV 2 new genera
Echinodermata Crinoidea 8 3 4 4 2 NMV  
Asteroidea 1645 18 40 89 17 NMV  
Ophiuroidea 35,041 23 33 64 12 NMV  
Echinoidea 932 12 16 19 1 AM  
Holothuroidea 1707 12 22 32 17 NMV  
Arthropoda Cirripedia 678 5 18 32 1 WAM  
Cumacea 15 SAMA  
Tanaidacea 95 14 0 SAMA  
Isopoda 599 21 45 61 50 NMV, SAMA 4 new genera
Amphipoda 184 27 38 52 19 NMV, SAMA  
Lophogastrida 14 1 1 2 0 AM  
Decapoda 2805 36 75 114 20 AM  
Stomatopoda 16 2 2 2 0 AM  
Pycnogonida 142 4 7 14 5 NMV  
Chordata Ascidiaceaa 453 SAMA  
Total 66,721 386 710 1267 401   
  1. aTaxa not included in Additional file 2 due to lack of taxonomic expertise