Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

New record of the endangered cerianthid Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia) in Paranaguá Bay, southern Brazil

Daphne Spiera1 c1, Sérgio N. Stampara2 and Alessandro L. Prantonia1

a1 Laboratório de Bentos, Centro de Estudos do Mar, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Avenida Beira Mar, s/n, 83255-976, Pontal do Sul, PR, Brazil

a2 Laboratório de Cultivo e Estudos de Cnidaria, Departamento de Zoologia, Instituto de Biociências, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua do Matão, travessa 14, n. 101, Cidade Universitária, 05508-090, SP, Brazil

Abstract

This paper reports the first record of the endangered cerianthid Ceriantheomorphe brasiliensis in the State of Paraná, southern Brazil. The observed distribution of the species over Paranaguá Bay is described and some aspects of its conservation are discussed.

(Received March 27 2012)

(Accepted November 25 2012)

Keywords

  • taxonomy;
  • distribution;
  • Ceriantharia;
  • Atlantic Ocean

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: Daphne Spier, Laboratório de Bentos, Centro de Estudos do Mar, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Avenida Beira Mar, s/n, 83255-976, Pontal do Sul, PR, Brazil. email: daphnespier@gmail.com