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Carybdea marsupialis (Cnidaria: Cubomedusae)—observed for the first time in Gwadar Bay waters (Arabian Sea)

  • Q.B. Kazmi (a1) and R. Sultana (a2)

During a recent survey along the Balochistan coast of Pakistan, which extends from 25°11′N 61°41′E in the west, to 24°53′N 66°41′E in the east, many specimens of Carybdea marsupialis have been collected from the sandy beach near Gwadar Fish Harbour. All the specimens were dead except one, possibly stranded on the beach or thrown by fishermen. The species has recently been recorded for the first time also from the Oman Sea. This is the third addition to the cubozoans from Pakistani waters; previously, Chiropsalmus buitendijki and Carybdea alata, have been recorded.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: R. Sultana, Food and Marine Resources Research Center, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi-75280, Pakistan email:
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