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Shallow-Water Sea Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) and Tube Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Ceriantharia) of the Gala´pagos Islands.

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Title: Shallow-Water Sea Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) and Tube Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Ceriantharia) of the Gala´pagos Islands.
Authors: Fautin, Daphne Gail
Hickman, Cleveland P. Jr.
Daly, Marymegan
Molodtsova, Tina.
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Oct 2007
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Fautin DG, Hickman CP, Daly M, Molodtsova T. Shallow-Water Sea Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) and Tube Anemones (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Ceriantharia) of the Gala´pagos Islands. Pac Sci 61(4): 549-574.
Series/Report no.: vol. 61, no. 4
Abstract: We provide the first inventory of members of orders Actiniaria (sea anemones sensu stricto) and Ceriantharia (tube anemones) from the Gala´pagos Islands. Based on observations and collections at 48 localities throughout the archipelago that span nearly a decade, we report on eight species of actiniarians (representing families Actiniidae, Actinostolidae, Aiptasiidae, Hormathiidae, and Isophelliidae) and two of cerianthids (in families Arachnactidae and Botrucnidiferidae). We include live photographs and diagnostic features of the animals, as well as a key and map of their occurrence in the Gala´pagos. Two actiniarians and one cerianthid are resolved only to genus level; of those identified to species, three of the actiniarians and one of the cerianthids have an eastern Pacific distribution, one actiniarian appears to be endemic to the Gala´pagos Islands, and two actiniarians are broadly distributed in the Indo-West Pacific.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 26 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/22635
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 61, Number 4, 2007



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