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  1. In the Persian Gulf, Azooxanthellate Scleractinia remain understudied compared to their symbiotic counterparts. Here, we report the presence of azooxanthellate coral Truncatoflabellum mortenseni (Cairns & Zibrowi...

    Authors: Abdolvahab Maghsoudlou, Parisa Alidoost Salimi and Fereidoon Owfi

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:8

    Content type: Marine Record

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  2. This paper presents the first record of Naucrates ductor ( Linnaeus 1758) from Syrian waters. One specimen (300 mm TL, 294.29 g TW) was caught by purse-seine nets at about 60 m depth from Lattakia coast, on 25 Se...

    Authors: Nour Ali-Basha, Adib Saad, Nader Hamwi and Abdullah Tufahha

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:7

    Content type: Marine Record

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  3. Decapod crustaceans are a diverse group that exploits various types of habitats in Costa Rica, where they represent 8.1% of the marine diversity of the country. This group includes families containing species ...

    Authors: Carolina Salas-Moya, Rita Vargas-Castillo, Juan José Alvarado, Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano and Jorge Cortés

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Longman’s beaked whale (Indopacetus pacificus) is one of the rarest cetaceans worldwide. Since it was first described as its own species in 1926, they have been observed alive at sea on several occasions, and...

    Authors: Nozomi Kobayashi, Sachie Ozawa, Nozomi Hanahara, Koji Tokutake, Takaaki Kaneshi, Ken Inoue, Haruna Okabe, Kei Miyamoto and Keiichi Ueda

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:4

    Content type: Marine Record

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  5. A subadult leatherback turtle was documented in the Gulf of Goubet (Djibouti) during a research expedition. This sighting confirms for the first time previous anecdotal observations of the occurrence of the le...

    Authors: Ginevra Boldrocchi, Jennifer V. Schmidt and David P. Robinson

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:3

    Content type: Marine Record

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  6. The Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) is the only member of the Ziphiidae family with a regular occurrence in the Mediterranean Sea. Much of the knowledge of this species in the Mediterranean has come f...

    Authors: Sami Karaa, Hassen Jerbi, Sondes Marouani, Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradai and Massimiliano Rosso

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:2

    Content type: Marine Record

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  7. Between October 2018 and October 2019, seven megamouth sharks were reported as bycatch in the small-scale surface and midwater gillnet fisheries operating from the ports of Mancora and Salaverry in northern Pe...

    Authors: Nicolas Acuña-Perales, Francisco Córdova-Zavaleta, Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto and Jeffrey C. Mangel

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2021 14:1

    Content type: Marine Record

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  8. We provide the first record of the shallow and mesophotic (< 150 m depth) antipatharian coral Antipathes grandis VERRILL, 1928 from the Indian Ocean. First described from Hawaii, A. grandis was recently found on ...

    Authors: Erika Gress, Dennis M. Opresko, Mercer R. Brugler, Daniel Wagner, Igor Eeckhaut and Lucas Terrana

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:12

    Content type: Marine Record

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  9. Our knowledge of the benthic fauna at lower bathyal to abyssal (LBA, > 2000 m) depths off Eastern Australia was very limited with only a few samples having been collected from these habitats over the last 150 ...

    Authors: T. D. O’Hara, A. Williams, S. T. Ahyong, P. Alderslade, T. Alvestad, D. Bray, I. Burghardt, N. Budaeva, F. Criscione, A. L. Crowther, M. Ekins, M. Eléaume, C. A. Farrelly, J. K. Finn, M. N. Georgieva, A. Graham…

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. Since its introduction in the 1960’s for aquaculture, the Pacific oyster Magallana gigas (Thunberg, 1793) has successfully spread along almost all European coasts with far-reaching consequences for marine ecosyst...

    Authors: Christine Ewers-Saucedo, Nele Heuer, Zoe Moesges, Kira Ovenbeck, Nicole Schröter and Dirk Brandis

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:9

    Content type: Marine Record

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  11. Five specimens of the invasive American blue crab Callinectes sapidus were caught from October 2018 to December 2019 off the Mazara del Vallo harbour, Strait of Sicily. This note documents further records of the ...

    Authors: Fabio Falsone, Danilo Scannella, Michele Luca Geraci, Sergio Vitale, Giacomo Sardo and Fabio Fiorentino

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:8

    Content type: Marine Record

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  12. Planes minutus Linnaeus, 1758 is a species of grapsid crab that is known to be symbiotically associated with various species that include but are not limited to sea turtles. This specie is known to occur in tropi...

    Authors: Fadi Yaghmour and Halima Al Naqbi

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:7

    Content type: Marine Record

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  13. We report on two sightings of individual blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) off the coast of Virginia during marine mammal surveys. On 11 April 2018, during a vessel survey off the coast of Virginia, a single bl...

    Authors: Dan T. Engelhaupt, Todd Pusser, Jessica M. Aschettino, Amy G. Engelhaupt, Mark P. Cotter, Michael F. Richlen and Joel T. Bell

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:6

    Content type: Marine Record

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  14. The California salt marsh snail Melampus olivaceus, a species from southern California, has established a thriving population in the Elkhorn Slough estuary (Monterey Bay), hundreds of kilometers north of where it...

    Authors: Susanne Fork, Bruno Pernet and Kerstin Wasson

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:5

    Content type: Marine Record

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  15. Mobula mobular, a mobulid species once considered a Mediterranean Sea endemic, has received its common name “giant devil ray” based on repeated misidentifications of oceanic manta rays, Mobula birostris, that had...

    Authors: Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Guy Stevens and Daniel Fernando

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:4

    Content type: Marine Record

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  16. In 2016, the range of the hermit crab Clibanarius erythropus expanded to South West Britain for the second time. C. erythropus primarily lives in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coast of Europe from the Bay of...

    Authors: Christophe Patterson, Matt Slater, Regan Early and Chris Laing

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:3

    Content type: Research

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  17. This paper aims to present the first record of Pagellus bogaraveo (Brünnich, 1768) from Syria marine waters. One specimen was caught by trawl nets at about 300 m depth in Rass Albassit, north of Lattakia, on 25 F...

    Authors: Adib Saad, Mai Masri and Waad Sabour

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2020 13:1

    Content type: Marine Record

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  18. Shallow water benthic communities from the Bizerte lagoon (northern Tunisia) were investigated at 33 stations sampled in April and July of 2016 and 2017. A total of 18 amphipod species were recorded among whic...

    Authors: Marwa Khammassi, Jérôme Jourde, Wahiba Zaabar, Sarra Laabidi, Pierre-Guy Sauriau and Mohamed Sghaier Achouri

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:24

    Content type: Marine Record

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  19. Spiculosiphon oceana Maldonado, López-Acosta, Sitjà, Aguilar, García & Vacelet, 2013 is a Mediterranean endemic giant stalked foraminifer described as a potential bio-indicator of acidic environments, thanks to i...

    Authors: Valentina Esposito, Simonepietro Canese, Gianfranco Scotti, Marzia Bo, Cinzia De Vittor, Franco Andaloro and Teresa Romeo

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:23

    Content type: Marine Record

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  20. The eggs of Polka-dot ribbonfish Desmodema polystictum have been recorded for the first time in the Indian Ocean. Although the only previous information on eggs from this species consists of line drawings from 19...

    Authors: M. I. G. Rathnasuriya, A. Mateos-Rivera, A. G. G. C. Bandara, R. Skern-Mauritzen, R. P. P. K. Jayasinghe, J. O. Krakstad and P. Dalpadado

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:22

    Content type: Marine Record

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  21. The marine area of Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG) contains a 43,000 ha formal marine protected area, a 732 ha special management zone in Bahía Santa Elena, and 150 km of wild protected coastline. In an ...

    Authors: Rita Vargas-Castillo and Jorge Cortés

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:21

    Content type: Marine Record

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  22. One specimen of the ragged-tooth shark, Odontaspis ferox, was caught by a commercial shark fishery to the north of Cape Codera (10° 56′ N, 66° 02′ W), northeastern Venezuela. The specimen (sex unidentified, ~ 180...

    Authors: Rafael Tavares, Leonardo Sanchez and Jose Manuel Briceño

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:20

    Content type: Marine Record

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  23. The first record of the porcellanid crab, Polyonyx loimicola Sankolli, 1965, from Ain-Sokhna, Suez Gulf, Egypt, the Red Sea, is provided far away from its known localities in India and Pakistan. The present speci...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Amer, Tohru Naruse and Masayuki Osawa

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:18

    Content type: Marine Record

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  24. Recent taxonomic revisions of zooxanthellate scleractinian coral taxa have inevitably resulted in confusion regarding the geographic ranges of even the most well-studied species. For example, the recorded dist...

    Authors: Chin Soon Lionel Ng, Sudhanshi Sanjeev Jain, Nhung Thi Hong Nguyen, Shu Qin Sam, Yuichi Preslie Kikuzawa, Loke Ming Chou and Danwei Huang

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:17

    Content type: Research

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  25. The marine benthic dinoflagellate genus Gambierdiscus currently contains ~ 16 species that can be highly morphologically similar to one another, and therefore molecular genetic characterization is necessary to co...

    Authors: Mona Hoppenrath, A. Liza Kretzschmar, Manfred J. Kaufmann and Shauna A. Murray

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:16

    Content type: Marine Record

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  26. Climatic changes and human activities have worked to pave the way for alien species to invade new areas far from their native habitats. Belonidae species (Needlefishes), spread into wide water bodies, and some ex...

    Authors: Firas Alshawy, Amir Ibrahim, Chirine Hussein and Murhaf Lahlah

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:15

    Content type: Marine Record

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  27. Research into the movement ecology of terrestrial and marine animals is growing globally, especially for threatened species. Understanding how far an animal can move and the extent of its range can inform cons...

    Authors: Asia O. Armstrong, Amelia J. Armstrong, Michael B. Bennett, Anthony J. Richardson, Kathy A. Townsend and Christine L. Dudgeon

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:14

    Content type: Marine Record

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  28. Ongoing global ocean warming and a recent increase in the frequency and duration of marine heatwaves have demonstrably impacted marine ecosystems. Growing evidence points to both short- and long-term biologica...

    Authors: Steve I. Lonhart, Rikke Jeppesen, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Jeffrey A. Crooks and Julio Lorda

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  29. Here we report on the sudden seasonal occurrence of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae within the Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK over the winter months of 2017 and 2018. Sightings and photographs collected by c...

    Authors: Katie E. O’Neil, Emily G. Cunningham and Daniel M. Moore

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:12

    Content type: Marine Record

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  30. The puffer fish species (Tetraodontidae) inhabit tropical and subtropical coastal waters around the world, and some species exist in many parts of the Mediterranean Sea. In the Syrian marine waters (eastern Me...

    Authors: Firas Alshawy, Amir Ibrahim, Chirine Hussein and Murhaf Lahlah

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:11

    Content type: Marine Record

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  31. Lamellibrachia columna Southward was originally described from hydrothermal vents of the Lau Basin, between Fiji and Tonga. This study utilizes phylogenetic and morphological analyses to confirm the collection of...

    Authors: Marina F. McCowin, Ashley A. Rowden and Greg W. Rouse

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:10

    Content type: Marine Record

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  32. During a biodiversity survey of Béal an Mhuirthead, Co. Mayo, a small population of Laminaria ochroleuca Bachelot de Pylaie was discovered in a semi-protected cove on the northwest part of the headland among a mi...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Schoenrock, Tony O’Callaghan, Rory O’Callaghan and Stacy A. Krueger-Hadfield

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  33. In recent years, the cryptogenic and often highly toxic hydrozoan Gonionemus sp. has appeared in new locations around the globe and has become increasingly abundant in the Northwest Atlantic where it is now assoc...

    Authors: Mary R. Carman, David W. Grunden, Emily Reddington and Annette F. Govindarajan

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:8

    Content type: Research

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  34. An investigation of the distribution and habitat utilization of spionid polychaetes in Tokyo Bay revealed eight shell-boring and 18 non-boring (interstitial, epifaunal, and infaunal) species, of these 11 speci...

    Authors: Hirokazu Abe, Toshimitsu Takeuchi, Masanori Taru, Waka Sato-Okoshi and Kenji Okoshi

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  35. Here we describe the first underwater sighting of Shepherd’s beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi). Two individuals were observed together on video footage obtained via mid-water stereo-Baited Remote Underwater Vid...

    Authors: Christopher D. H. Thompson, Phil J. Bouchet and Jessica J. Meeuwig

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:6

    Content type: Marine Record

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  36. An opportunistic sighting of a reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) along the northeastern corner of Cocos Island, Costa Rica, represents the first sighting of this species nearly 6000 km from the nearest confirmed si...

    Authors: Randall Arauz, Elpis J. Chávez, E. Mauricio Hoyos-Padilla and Andrea D. Marshall

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:3

    Content type: Marine Record

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  37. This paper reports the first records of the dwarf surf clam Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822) outside its native area, which is the western Atlantic Ocean, ranging from the Gulf of St Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico. ...

    Authors: J. A. Craeymeersch, M. A. Faasse, H. Gheerardyn, K. Troost, R. Nijland, A. Engelberts, K. J. Perdon, D. van den Ende and J. van Zwol

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:5

    Content type: Marine Record

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  38. Diatoms in genus Licmophora are found as epiphytes on marine shores and are members of fouling communities. They can be abundant on natural coral reef substrates such as filamentous algae and as fringes on Halime...

    Authors: Ella M. S. Macatugal, Bernadette G. Tharngan and Christopher S. Lobban

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:4

    Content type: Research

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  39. At-sea sightings of blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, in Brazil are rare. A mother-calf pair was observed in deep (2645 m) waters off southeastern Brazil (22°11′S 038°58′W); during a seismic survey in July 2014...

    Authors: Alessandra Rocha, Camila Marchetto, Luiza Pacheco and Eduardo Resende Secchi

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:2

    Content type: Marine Record

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  40. Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is listed under the Annex II of the European Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/CEE) and Member States are required to designate special areas of conservation to protect thei...

    Authors: Ágatha Gil, Ana M. Correia and Isabel Sousa-Pinto

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2019 12:1

    Content type: Marine Record

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  41. The Great Australian Bight (GAB) comprises the majority of Australia’s southern coastline, but to date its deep water fauna has remained almost unknown. Recent issuing of oil and gas leases in the region has h...

    Authors: H. MacIntosh, F. Althaus, A. Williams, J. E. Tanner, P. Alderslade, S. T. Ahyong, N. Bax, F. Criscione, A. L. Crowther, C. A. Farrelly, J. K. Finn, L. Goudie, K. Gowlett-Holmes, A. M. Hosie, E. Kupriyanova, C. Mah…

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:23

    Content type: Research

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  42. Although common minke whales occur in relatively high numbers in the North Atlantic, relatively little is known about their seasonal movements or the location of their breeding and calving grounds. This lack o...

    Authors: A S Kavanagh, G Kett, N Richardson, E Rogan and M J Jessopp

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:22

    Content type: Marine Record

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  43. In September 2015, an at the time undescribed, autotrophic taxon was discovered in the western English Channel (station L4) and also in the eastern English Channel and Celtic Sea during the Polarstern Cruise P...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Kraberg, Claire E. Widdicombe, Rachel Beckett, Johannes Rick, Paul Rooks and René van Wezel

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:21

    Content type: Marine Record

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  44. Two sightings are reported of Sowerby’s beaked whales with calves off western Ireland. Despite individuals of the species being occasionally stranded in the UK and Ireland, these are the first at-sea sightings...

    Authors: Simon Berrow, Rossa Meade, Michael Marrinan, Enda McKeogh and Joanne O’Brien

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:20

    Content type: Marine Record

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