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First record of Ophionereis dolabriformis (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophionereididae) for the Brazilian coast

  • Anne Isabelley Gondim (a1), Cynthia Lara de Castro Manso (a2) and Carmen Alonso (a1)

The present study reports the first occurrence of Ophionereis dolabriformis for Brazil and increases its bathymetric distribution upwards to 14 m. The specimens examined were from the States of Paraíba and Bahia, in north-eastern Brazil. Descriptions, geographical distributions and ecological notes about the species are provided.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: A.I. Gondim, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Laboratório de Invertebrados Paulo Young, Cidade Universitária, João Pessoa, PB, CEP 58059-900, Brazil email:
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A.M. Clark (1953) A revision of the genus Ophionereis (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea). Proceedings of the Zoolgical Society of London 123, 6594.

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Marine Biodiversity Records
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