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The Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean

David L. Pawson

The Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean

by David L. Pawson

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Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ascension Island (Atlantic Ocean)
    • Subjects:
    • Echinodermata -- Ascension Island (Atlantic Ocean)

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 29-31.

      StatementDavid L. Pawson.
      SeriesSmithsonian contributions to the marine sciences ; no. 2, Smithsonian contributions to the marine sciences ;, no. 2.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQL383.35.A8 P38
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 31 p. :
      Number of Pages31
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4551524M
      LC Control Number77020941

        25,, articles and books. Periodicals Literature. being deposited in the Echinoderm section of the Paulo Young Invertebrate Collection, at the Federal University of Paraiba (CIPY-UFPB). DL., The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contribution to the Marine Science, no. 2, p. TOMMASI. Ascension Island. Ascension Island lies in splendid isolation, just S of the equator, in mid-Atlantic. It has spectacular volcanic scenery & exceptional globally important biodiversity, including at least 60 endemic species of plants, fish & invertebrates. The island supports also the largest green turtle & seabird nesting colonies in the.

      Saint Helena Island (pron. huh-LEE-nuh) is in the eastern part of the South Atlantic Ocean and is one of the world's most isolated you start crossing the Atlantic due west from the border between Namibia and Angola, Saint Helena Island will appear about one-third of the way across to Brazil.. Because of this extreme isolation, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled here from Oct until.   Set in the South Atlantic, just a few degrees south of the equator and almost midway between Angola in Africa and Brazil in South America, tiny Ascension Island offers a number of ‘letterbox walks’ which make for an attractive way of seeing the island.

        2. Ascension crake. Ascension crake is a flightless bird that was seen on the Ascension Island in the South Atlantic was declared extinct in the year by Groombridge. The bird species belongs to the family Rallidae and it is pandemic to Ascension Island.   Ascension is an isolated volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. The island is looked after by the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha. The Island is rich in Flora and Fauna. The philately department of Ascension Island issued 5 types of butterflies on 1st September


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The Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean by David L. Pawson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Pawson, David L. (David Leo), Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean.

City of Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: David L Pawson.

The Echinoderm Fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean David L. Pawson Introduction Ascension Island lies in the South Atlantic at 07°57'S, 14°22W, approximately kilometers west of the centerline of the mid-Atlantic Ridge (Wilson, ).

It is an entirely volcanic island, comprising the uppermost part of a cone which. Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha, as well the other uninhabited islands nearby, are a haven for wildlife in the middle of the Atlantic islands are or were home to much endemic flora and fauna, especially invertebrates, and many endemic fish species found in the reef ecosystems off the islands.

The islands have been identified by BirdLife International as Important. The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island includes 8 amphi-Atlantic species, 3 western Atlantic species, 4 eastern Atlantic species, 5 circumtropical species, 4 species shared only with St.

Helena, and 1 endemic species. There are in addi-tion three endemic subspecies. The Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean / David L. Pawson Ascension Island / Directorate of Overseas Surveys Ascension Island / Directorate of Colonial Surveys.

While many islands lie in Atlantic waters, this entry will focus only on a few of the most significant to illustrate a variety of insular habitats from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (Fig. 1).Except for the Faeroe, Azores, Canaries, Bermudas, Ascension, Gough, and the islands of the Scotia Arc, relatively little is known about the coastal ecology of most of the islands scattered in the.

Pawson, D.L. () The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 2, 1 – Yáñez-Rivera, B. and Salazar-Vallejo, S.I.

() Revision of Hermodice Kinberg, (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae). The echinoderm fauna of Ascension island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 2. (Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington DC.) 31 pp.

Pawson, D.L. () The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 2, 1 – Pawson, D.L. and Miller, J.E. () Systematics and ecology of the sea-urchin genus Centrostephanus (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific Oceans.

These remote islands in the South Atlantic Ocean lie roughly midway between the southern tip of Africa and South America. As is typical of isolated, oceanic islands, the fauna and flora are not especially rich, but they are characterised by large numbers of species found nowhere else on earth.

The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island includes 8 amphi-Atlantic species, 3 western Atlantic species, 4 eastern Atlantic species, 5 circumtropical species, 4 species shared only with St.

Helena. The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Login. The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean. Login. DSpace Home. Gough Island (/ ɡ ɒ f /), also known historically as Gonçalo Álvares after the Portuguese explorer, is a rugged volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

It is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha and part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da is about km ( mi) south-east of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago (which includes Nightingale.

The Ascension scrub and grasslands ecoregion covers the dormant volcano, Ascension Island in the Atlantic well as shrubs and grasses wildlife on the island includes a range of unique flora and fauna.

In particular the surrounding islets are important havens for many seabirds, although the seabird populations on Ascension island itself have been severely affected by introduced species. Pawson DL () The echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean.

Smithson Contrib Mar Sci Google Scholar Price JH, John DM () Ascension Island, South Atlantic: a survey of inshore benthic macro-organisms, communities and interactions. Pawson, David L. and Ahearn, C. "Bathyal echinoderms of the Galapagos Islands." in Echinoderms41– Pawson, David L.

"Echinoderms of the tropical island Pacific: status of their sytematics and notes on their ecology and biogeography." in Marine and coastal biodiversity in the tropical island Pacific region, – Saint Helena (/ h ə ˈ l iː n ə /) is a remote volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean, belonging to the United island lies some 1, kilometres (1, mi) west of the coast of southwestern Africa, and 4, kilometres (2, mi) east of Rio de Janeiro on the South American coast.

It is one of three British Overseas Territory grouped as Saint Helena, Ascension and. The Echinoderm fauna of Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean / David L. Pawson Ascension Island / Directorate of Colonial Surveys Ascension Island / Directorate of Overseas Surveys.

Zoogeography of the southern African echinoderm fauna A.S. Thandar Department of Zoology, University of Durban-Westville, Private Bag X, Durban, Republic of South Africa Received 17 April ; accepted 28 March Pertinent features of the oceanography of southern Africa are reviewed and an analysis of the echinoderm.

On 5 May a Dutch ship's officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island.

He wrote a .Currently, the echinoderm fauna of Latin America and Canary islands is constituted by 1, species, with 82 species of Crinoidea, species of Asteroidea, species of Ophiuroidea, species of Echinoidea and species of Holothuroidea.

Species richness is highly variable among the. Ascension Island is an isolated, volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Two hundred years ago, the island was a barren, volcanic land. It was first discovered by Portuguese navigator Afonso de Albuquerque. Being barren, the island did not appeal to any passing ships and was not claimed for the Portuguese Crown.