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Aplidium (Ascidiacea, Polyclinidae) in central coast, Brazil

Da Rocha, Rosana Moreira [1] ; Gamba, Gustavo Antunes [2] ; Zanata, Thais Bastos [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Fed Parana, Dept Zool, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Parana, Grad Program Zool, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Parana, Grad Program Ecol & Conservat, BR-81531980 Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 3565, p. 18-30, NOV 28 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The genus Aplidium comprises a large number of species, seldom reported from Brazil. Here we describe some species in this genus, collected between 1999 and 2012, in coastal waters of the states of Bahia and Espirito Santo, in eastern central Brazil. Natural and artificial substrates were sampled by scuba diving at 5 to 23 m depths. Four species comprise the 16 samples. We propose synonymy of the species A. lobatum Savigny, 1816 and A. quinquesulcatum Millar, 1977, both previously known from Brazil. The other species are A. antillense (first record for the Brazilian coast), and two new species, A. elongatum n. sp. and A. selenium n. sp. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50190-2 - Investigation of metabolic and biotechnological potential of marine organisms in bioremediation processes and for the production of substances with anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-Leishmania activities (Marine Biodiversity)
Grantee:Roberto Gomes de Souza Berlinck
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants