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Front. Mar. Sci., 19 February 2021
Sec. Marine Evolutionary Biology, Biogeography and Species Diversity
Volume 7 - 2020 |

Corrigendum: Wooden Stepping Stones: Diversity and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Wood Boring Xylophagaidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, With the Description of a New Genus

  • 1Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), Blanes, Spain
  • 2Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany
  • 3Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls (LECOB), Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
  • 4Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

A Corrigendum on
Wooden Stepping Stones: Diversity and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Wood Boring Xylophagaidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, With the Description of a New Genus

by Romano, C., Nunes-Jorge, A., Le Bris, N., Rouse, G. W., Martin, D., and Borowski, C. (2020). Front. Mar. Sci. 7:579959. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.579959

There are errors in the Funding Statement. The correct number for project CHEMECO is (European Sciences Foundation (ESF)/Eurocores/EURODEEP/0001/2007). Funding sources for shiptime during cruises BioBaz, M70/2-Bionil, MSM13/3-Homer, ARKXXII/1b, ARKXXIV/2, and Medeco-2 were missing. The links to the DeepFall project page and Twitter were incorrect and have been updated. The corrected Funding Statement is as follows:

This work was supported by the Max Planck Society and the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) associating Université de Liège, UPMC, and Museum of Natural History through the GDRE program “Diversity, establishment and function of organisms associated with marine wood falls-DiWOOD”; by project CHEMECO (European Sciences Foundation (ESF)/Eurocores/EURODEEP/0001/2007); by the Chair programme “Extreme Marine Environments, Biodiversity and Global Change” UPMC-Fondation TOTAL; by the EUROFLEET Programme; by the Agencia Española de Investigación (AEI) and the European Funds for Regional Development (FEDER/UE) through the research projects PROMETEO (CTM2007-66316-C02-02/MAR), DOSMARES (CTM2010-21810-C03-03) and PopCOmics (CTM2017-88080); and by Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca of the Generalitat of Catalunya through the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Benthic Ecology (2017SGR378). Shiptime during research cruises BioBaz, M70/2-Bionil, MSM13/3-Homer, ARKXXII/1b, ARKXXIV/2, Medeco-2, and POS403-MenezKart received funding from the EU 6th FP HERMES (GOCE-CT-2005-511234), EU 7th FP HERMIONE (grant agreement no. 226354), CNRS, and the DFG. CR was funded by the People Programme (Marie Curie Action IOF to CR) of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the “DeepFall” project; (REA grant agreement N. PIOF-GA-2013-628146); AN-J was funded through DiWOOD; CB was funded by the DFG Cluster of Excellence “The Ocean in the Earth System” at MARUM (University of Bremen), a European Research Council Advanced Grant (BathyBiome, Grant 340535) and the Max Planck Society.

In the original article, there were mistakes in Table 1 as published. Column “Deployment/Recovery (Cruise name-Date)”/Row 1 should be “ARKXXII/1b - June 2007 / ARKXXIV/2 - June 2009” instead of “ARKXXII/1b - June 2009 / ARKXXIV/2 - June 2009”. Column “Deployment/Recovery (Cruise name-Date)”/Row 10 should be “Bionil M70/2 - Oct./Nov. 2006 /Medeco-2 - Nov. 2007 and Homer MSM13/3 - Oct./Nov.2009” instead of “Homer/MSM13/3 - Oct.-Nov. 2009”. Column “References”/Row 10 should be “Bienhold et al., 2013; this study” instead of “This study”. Column “Research Project”/Row 4 should be “CHEMECO” instead of “DiWOOD”. The corrected Table 1 appears above.


Table 1. Characteristics of deployment sites and colonization experiments.

In the original article, there was an error. % units should be ‰.

A correction has been made to Discussion, Diversity of Xylophagaidae in European Deep Waters and Ecological Considerations, Paragraph 4:

North East Atlantic mid- and deep-water fauna is adapted to a salinity range of 34.4–35.3 ‰ (Bouchet and Taviani, 1992; Emery, 2001). Atlantic xylophagaids living exclusively below 500 m depth may therefore be typical stenohaline deep-sea organisms. Species living in shallower Atlantic waters must tolerate higher salinities of 35.2–36.7 ‰ (Emery, 2001) and species living in the deep Mediterranean must cope with >38.0 ‰ (Miller et al., 1970). Xylophagaids covering broad salinity ranges in the Atlantic and occurring also in the Mediterranean such as Xylonora atlantica new comb., Xylophaga dorsalis and Abditoconus brava are therefore considered euryhaline marine species (Table 4).

The authors apologize for these errors and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.


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Keywords: genetic connectivity, wood falls, Mediterranean, deep sea, phylogeography

Citation: Romano C, Nunes-Jorge A, Le Bris N, Rouse GW, Martin D and Borowski C (2021) Corrigendum: Wooden Stepping Stones: Diversity and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Wood Boring Xylophagaidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in the North-East Atlantic Ocean, With the Description of a New Genus. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:640579. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.640579

Received: 14 December 2020; Accepted: 23 December 2020;
Published: 19 February 2021.

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*Correspondence: Chiara Romano,; Christian Borowski,

ORCID: Chiara Romano
Nadine Le Bris
Greg W. Rouse
Daniel Martin
Christian Borowski

These authors have contributed equally to this work