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First record of Ophionereis dubia (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) from Chabahar Bay (Gulf of Oman, Iran)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  22 August 2014

Gilan Attaran-Fariman*
Affiliation:
Chabahar Maritime University, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Department of Marine Biology, Daneshgah Avenue, 99717-56499, Chabahar, Iran
Azadeh Beygmoradi
Affiliation:
Chabahar Maritime University, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Department of Marine Biology, Daneshgah Avenue, 99717-56499, Chabahar, Iran
Karin Boos
Affiliation:
MARUM—Center for Marine Environmental Sciences University of Bremen; Leobener Strasse, 28359 Bremen, Germany/BreMarE—Bremen Marine Ecology, Marine Zoology, University of Bremen, PO Box 330440, 28334 Bremen, Germany
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Correspondence should be addressed to: G. Attaran-Fariman, Chabahar Maritime University, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Department of Marine Biology, Daneshgah Avenue, P. code: 99717-56499, Chabahar, Iran email: g.attaran@cmu.ac.ir
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Abstract

During a faunistic survey in the rocky intertidal of Chabahar Bay (Iranian coast of the Gulf of Oman) in 2014, Ophionereis dubia, was reported as a new species record from this locality. The details on the taxonomic and morphological features as well as on the ecology of this ophiuroid are discussed in the present study and viewed in the light of the species' new appearance at Chabahar Bay.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2014 

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