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Published: 2021-12-13

Planktonic Ctenophora of the Madeira archipelago (Northeastern Atlantic)

MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal. Maricultura Centre of Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal.
Maricultura Centre of Calheta, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal. Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR/CIMAR), University of Porto, Portugal.
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação (ARDITI), Madeira, Portugal. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, USA.
Ctenophora Beroida Cestida Lobata subtropical Atlantic


Ctenophores are fragile gelatinous organisms whose diversity and distribution are relatively unknown. For the first time, the occurrence of four planktonic species, namely Ocyropsis crystallina, Eurhamphaea vexilligera, Cestum veneris, and Beroe sp., was reported from Madeira archipelago waters (NE subtropical Atlantic). This report represents the northernmost records in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean for O. crystallina and E. vexilligera.



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