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A new species of tube-dwelling anemone (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Ceriantharia, Ceriantheopsis) from the Warm Temperate South-western Atlantic

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 November 2015

Sérgio N. Stampar*
Affiliation:
Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP/Assis, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Evolução e Diversidade Aquática – LEDA, Av. Dom Antônio, 2100, Assis, SP - 19806-900, Brazil Instituto Laje Viva, Santos, Brazil
Fabrizio Scarabino
Affiliation:
Dirección Nacional de Recursos Acuáticos, Constituyente 1497, C.P 11200, Montevideo, Uruguay Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, C.C. 399, C.P 11000, Montevideo, Uruguay Centro Universitario Regional Este – Cure, Sede Rocha, Universidad De La República, Ruta 9, Km 208, C.P 27000, Rocha, Uruguay
Guido Pastorino
Affiliation:
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’, Av. Angel Gallardo 470, 3° piso lab. 80, C1405DJR Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
André C. Morandini
Affiliation:
Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Zoologia, Rua do Matão, trav. 14, 101, São Paulo, SP, 05508-090, Brazil
*
Correspondence should be addressed to:S.N. Stampar, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP/Assis, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Evolução e Diversidade Aquática – LEDA, Av. Dom Antônio, 2100, Assis, SP - 19806-900, Brazil email: stampar@assis.unesp.br

Abstract

A new species of tube-dwelling anemone of the genus Ceriantheopsis (Cnidaria: Ceriantharia), Ceriantheopsis lineata sp. nov., is described and can be found in fine sand or mud in the sublittoral zone (0–200 m) from Argentina to Brazil (Warm Temperate South-western Atlantic). This new species is distinguished from its congeners by a number of features, however some characters (directive tentacles, line on tentacles and length of P2) allow a conclusive identification among the other Ceriantheopsis species.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2015 

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