Qi Kou

Qi Kou
Chinese Academy of Sciences | CAS · Institute of Oceanology

PhD

About

36
Publications
6,358
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
215
Citations
Additional affiliations
July 2013 - November 2016
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (36)
Article
Full-text available
Background The deep-sea may be regarded as a hostile living environment, due to low temperature, high hydrostatic pressure, and limited food and light. Isopods, a species-rich group of crustaceans, are widely distributed across different environments including the deep sea and as such are a useful model for studying adaptation, migration, and speci...
Article
Full-text available
Schnabel, Kou & Xu reported three new species of spongicolid shrimp from New Zealand. The present note, with ZooBank registrations, serve to validate the names Spongicoloides clarki, S. sonne and Spongiocaris antipodes by fulfilling Code conditions for nomenclatural availability. As such, the date and authorship of the species names take the date o...
Article
A new genus and species of axiid shrimp, Carolinaxius kexuae gen. et sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on a single specimen collected from an unnamed seamount in the Caroline Ridge, northwest Pacific. Although both chelipeds are missing, the specimen can be distinguished from other axiid genera by a combination of characteristics: narrowl...
Article
Full-text available
The New Zealand fauna of the crustacean infraorder Stenopodidea, the coral and sponge shrimps, is reviewed using both classical taxonomic and molecular tools. In addition to the three species so far recorded in the region, we report Spongicola goyi for the first time, and formally describe three new species of Spongicolidae. Following the morpholog...
Article
Oysters (Bivalvia: Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815) live in the intertidal and shallow subtidal areas worldwide. Despite their long evolutionary histories, abundant fossil records, global distribution, and ecological significance, a systematic time-dependent biogeographical analysis of this family is still lacking. Using combined mitochondrial (COI and...
Article
Full-text available
This work reports on a preliminary taxonomic study of epibenthic macroinvertebrates collected or observed by underwater video at the Haima cold seeps and in adjacent deep-sea habitats, including a mud volcano field and Ganquan Plateau, during an expedition in the South China Sea by the Chinese-manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi in May 2018. A total...
Article
Full-text available
Specimens of the genus Loimia (Annelida, Terebellidae) deposited in the Marine Biological Museum of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (MBMCAS) together with materials newly collected from China seas were examined. Based on morphological comparisons and molecular analysis, some specimens collected from the coasts of Shandong province and Guangxi provi...
Article
Full-text available
Eiconaxius Bate, 1888 is a genus of axiid shrimps exclusively associated with deep-sea hexactinellid sponges. Due to its special morphology and habitat, Eiconaxius is taxonomically and ecologically controversial. Based on material recently collected from seamounts in the northwestern Pacific, a new species of Eiconaxius is described. Intraspecific...
Article
Since the 19th century, oceanic explorations have confirmed that the hadal zone (water depth > 6000 m) is not lifeless, but contains many fascinating organisms. Amongst them are the Mysida, which is a group of crustaceans found in many deep-sea trenches. Based on morphological observations and molecular phylogenetic analyses of an undescribed taxon...
Article
To detect the large-scale spatial pattern of the benthic macroinvertebrate communities and the relationship with their environment on the East China Sea shelf, forty sites were sampled for benthic macroinvertebrates and environmental variables during August and September 2015. A total of 12529 benthic macroinvertebrate individuals and 274 species w...
Article
The long-legged deep-sea lophogastrid, Eucopia sculpticauda Faxon, 1893, is reported for the first time from the Mariana Trench based on an adult female specimen collected at a depth of 7526 m. Our report significantly extends the recognized vertical distribution of the species into the hadal zone, and exceeds the greatest recorded depth for the or...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the polynoid genus Intoshella Darboux, 1899 was found inside a deep-sea hexactinellid sponge collected by the ROV ‘Faxian’ from a seamount near the Mariana Trench at a depth of 890 m. Morphologically, Intoshella dictyaulus sp. nov. differs from the congeners in having 18 pairs of elytra, neurochaetae with both unidentate and bident...
Article
Full-text available
The blind deep-sea mysid Amblyops magnus Birstein & Tchindonova, 1958 is recorded for the first time from the Mariana Trench based on an adult female specimen collected near the Challenger Deep at a depth of 6555 m. The specimen was described, illustrated and compared with the type description as well as with the materials previously collected from...
Article
Full-text available
The Kuroshio Current intrudes in the bottom layer of the East China Sea continental shelf from the northeast of Taiwan via two bottom branches named the Nearshore Kuroshio Branch Current (NKBC, along the 60 m isobath) and the Offshore Kuroshio Branch Current (OKBC, along the 100 m isobath). However, knowledge on the macrofaunal responses to these b...
Data
Environmental matrix. (XLSX)
Data
Species abundance matrix (frequency of occurrence > 5% and abundance > 0.01 ind./m2). (XLSX)
Article
Full-text available
In this study, the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of the South China deep-sea giant isopod Bathynomus sp. was determined, and this study is the first to explore in detail the mt genome of a deep-sea member of the order Isopoda. This species belongs to the genus Bathynomus, the members of which are saprophagous residents of the deep-sea...
Article
Full-text available
Several specimens of the giant deep-sea isopod genus Bathynomus were collected by a deep-sea lander at a depth of 898 m from Hainan Island, northern South China Sea. After careful examination, this material and the specimens collected from Gulf of Aden, north-western Indian Ocean, previously reported as Bathynomus sp., were identified to be the sam...
Article
In spring and summer 2011, the macro-and megabenthic fauna in two sections of the East China Sea were investigated using an Agassiz net trawl to detect the seasonal and spatial variations of benthic community characteristics and the relation to environmental variables. The total number of species increased slightly from spring (131 species) to summ...
Data
Table S1. PCR primers used in the present study. Table S2. Gene flow (N m: below the diagonal) was evaluated from the values of GammaSt and F ST for the Shinkaia crosnieri and Bathymodiolus platifrons populations.
Article
Full-text available
Deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, limited environments without sunlight, are two types of extreme habitat for marine organisms. The differences between vents and cold seeps may facilitate genetic isolation and produce population heterogeneity. However, information on such chemosynthetic fauna taxa is rare, especially regarding the populat...
Article
Periclimenes rectirostris Bruce, 1981 and Periclimenes josephi Li, 2008 are two palaemonid shrimps reported from the deep water in the western Pacific. Prior morphological studies suggest their systematic status might be problematic. Therefore, we attempted to re-evaluate the systematic status of the two species in this study. Based on an analysis...
Article
A new species of the coral-associated palaemonid shrimp, Philarius venustus, is described and illustrated based on a single male specimen collected from Sanya, Hainan Island, China. The new species could be distinguished from the congeneric species by a series of morphological features and the unique colour pattern. The COI barcode was obtained fro...
Article
Full-text available
The phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary processes within the subfamily Pontoniinae, a speciose group of shrimps with diverse lifestyles (free living, semi-symbiotic and symbiotic) inhabiting the coral reefs of tropical oceans, are an interesting and undeveloped subject of study. In this work, two mitochondrial ribosomal genes (12S rRNA and...
Article
Globospongicola jiaolongi n. sp. of the deep-sea spongicolid genus Globospongicola Komai and Saito, 2006, is described based on two specimens collected from a cold vent area of the South China Sea. It represents the third species of this genus. The new species is distinguished from its closest congener, G. spinulatus Komai and Saito, 2006, by an un...
Article
Full-text available
A new genus of the deep-sea pontoniine shrimps, Bathymenes gen. nov., is established for the ‘Periclimenes alcocki species group’ of the genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844. The new genus is distinguished from other genera of the Pontoniinae by a combination of characters: the posteriormost dorsal rostral tooth remote from other teeth, situated in the e...
Article
Full-text available
As the most species-rich subfamily of Caridea, Pontoniinae Kingsley, 1878 is well-known for its great diversity in morphology, lifestyle and habitat. However, the phylogeny of Pontoniinae has been poorly studied since it was erected, and there are many taxonomic and evolutionary controversies remained unresolved. Among these controversies, the rela...
Article
Full-text available
The phylogenetic relationship among Chinese Parapenaeopsis species was studied by comparing 16S rDNA and COI gene sequence. The results showed that Parapenaeopsis hardwickii (Miers, 1878) and P. cultrirostris Alcock, 1906 identified from Chinese samples were the same species. Parapenaeopsis cornuta (Kishinouye, 1900), P. incisa Liu and Wang, 1987,...
Article
Full-text available
The four palaemonoid (sub)families Anchistioididae, Gnathophyllidae, Hymenoceridae, and Pontoniinae are similar in morphology, and all live in marine habitats. Their systematic relationships are controversial. In this study, we used sequences from a mitochondrial ribosomal gene (16S rRNA) and three nuclear genes (H3, NaK, and enolase) to explore th...
Article
Full-text available
Palaemonoidea is one of the most speciose superfamilies of Caridea. Since it was established, several classification schemes of Palaemonoidea have been proposed and modified. However, the current classification of Palaemonoidea is still in dispute. In this study, one mitochondrial gene (16S rRNA) and three nuclear genes (histone 3, 18S rRNA and 28S...
Article
The genus Periclimenes Costa, 1844 is the most species-rich genus in the subfamily Pontoniinae. Recent studies have suggested that it might be a polyphyletic taxon and could be further subdivided. In this study, three protein-coding nuclear genes and one mitochondrial ribosomal gene were used to analyse the phylogenetic relationships among the gene...

Network

Cited By