HYDROIDS OF THE FAMILIY AGLAOPHENIIDAE FROM THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN CONTINENTAL SHELF AND UPPER SLOPE
A taxonomic study of hydroids of the Aglaopheniidae family collected on soft bottoms of Colombian Caribbean Sea between 20 and 500 m depth in March 2001 was made. Two genera and six species were found, highlighting Aglaophenia elongata, A. lophocarpa and A. tridentata as new records for Colombian waters. Additionally, the bathymetric distribution for Aglaophenia latecarinata and A. tridentata was expanded. In general, morphological characters of the species studied did not show significant differences regarding the taxonomic descriptions made by other authors. This report contains taxonomic files and images of the species described and annotations about general composition, distribution and substrate.
Hydroids; Aglaopheniidae; Colombian Caribbean; Continental shelf; Upper slope
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