A Thiobios Does Exist - Gnathostomulid Domination of the Canyon Community at the East Flower Garden Brine Seep

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Abstract

A community of organisms dominated by gnathostomulids has been discovered at the East Flower Garden Brine Seep. This discovery clearly demonstrates that specialized communities of micro-metazoans exist in and below sulfide-dependent chemoclines. The term thiobios should be retained to describe these communities.

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