Black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia): first records and a new species from the Brazilian coast

A new species, C irripathes secchini (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Abrolhos area (Bahia, Brazil) is described and constitutes the first record to this genus from Brazil. Two other species ( Antipathes hirta, first record from the Southwestern Atlantic; and Antipathes fernandezi, first record fro...

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Autor Principal: Echeverría, Carlos Alejandro
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/16626
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/26883
Sumario: A new species, C irripathes secchini (Cnidaria: Antipatharia) from the Abrolhos area (Bahia, Brazil) is described and constitutes the first record to this genus from Brazil. Two other species ( Antipathes hirta, first record from the Southwestern Atlantic; and Antipathes fernandezi, first record from the Atlantic Ocean) are compared to the most recent redescriptions and new data on the size distribution of the characters is provided. To the present there are only two records of the order Antipatharia from Brazil