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Membranipora Arborescens (Bryozoa: Cheilostomida): a New Record in the Bay of Biscay

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009

Juan A. Alvarez
Laboratory of Zoology, Department of Animal Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Sciences, University of the Basque Country, PO Box 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain


One species of the cheilostome family Membraniporidae Busk is recorded for the first time in the Bay of Biscay. Observations were made on a dead fragment of Membranipora arborescens (Canu & Bassler), previously known in the Atlantic littoral of America (from the Cape Hatteras to Brazil), in the eastern Pacific (from Mexico to Equador) and in the coasts of western Africa.

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