Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

FIRST RECORD OF NINE AZOOXANTHELATE CORALS (ANTHOZOA: SCLERACTINIA) FROM THO COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN (200-500 M)

Patricia Lattig, Javier Reyes

Abstract


Dunng INVEMAR-MACROFAUNA cruises (1998 - 1999), carried out along the upper continental slope of the Colombian Caribboan. 26 spocios of corals were collected, nine ol them are first records for the area. Tho distribution ranges of Potymyces tragibs and Fungiacyathus cnspus aro oxtondod to tho north coast of Colombia. The distribution ranges of Schuocyathus tnssihs, Balanophyllia cyathoides, B. palitera and B. bayen are extended to tho southom Caribbean. It is presented a list of the azooxanthellate coral spocies of tho Colombian Canbbean.

Keywords


Scleractinia; Anthozoa; Caribbean; Continental slope

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2001.30.0.297

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