Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

FIRST RECORD OF BRITTLE-STAR SCHIZOSTELLA BIFURCATA (ECHINODERMATA: OPHIUROIDEA) IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN

Nelson Manrique-Rodríguez, Giomar H. Borrero-Pérez

Abstract


This paper reports Schizostella bifurcata, a member of the family Gorgonocephalidae for the first time in the Colombian Caribbean. This report is based on specimens collected from the continental shelf of Santa Marta bay, where the species was found associated with gorgonians.


Keywords


Ophiuroids, Taxonomy, First record, Continental shelf, Colombian Caribbean.

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2017.46.1.724

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