Fifty-nine species of pycnogonids belonging to sixteen genera and eight families were collected during a cruise near Livingston Island and surrounding waters, from depths between 0 and 1019 m. The new species Ammothea bentartica is described fully, illustrated and compared with similar species. The family Nymphonidae had both the greatest number of species (20) and number of specimens (67% of 1201). The most abundant species were Nymphon charcoti and N. australe. Nymphon paucidens and Pallenopsis buphtalmus were collected for a second time. The collections increased the geographical distribution of five species and the depth range of seven species. This collection appears typical of the West Antarctic zone.
- Bentart-95 Cruise
- Livingston Island