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Silva Cordeiro et al. 2012


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First record of Stichopathes occidentalis (Gray, 1860) and range extensions of Antipathes atlantica Gray, 1857 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Silva Cordeiro RT, Albuquerque Maranhão H, da Silva Lima ST, Pérez CD


Abstract

Twenty one species of black corals have been recorded in the Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to date, distributed mainly at depths greater than 20 m. The diversity of these environments along the northern and northeastern coasts of Brazil has been poorly investigated, in particular few information are available for the cnidarian fauna. This note represents the first record of the genus Stichopathes for the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, and also fills in the gaps in the distribution of Antipathes atlantica between the northern and southern coasts of Brazil.

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Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
48- 62 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
1 x (total of 808 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity

Focusgroups
Antipatharia (Black Corals)

Locations
Brazil - Eastern Brazil

Platforms
SCUBA (open-circuit or unspecified)

Author profiles
Ralf Cordeiro ( 2 pubs)
Henrique Maranhão ( 1 pubs)