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  1. Content type: Marine Record

    The brackish calanoid, Eurytemora americana Williams, 1906, is reported in the northern part of Korea. It is found to be an important copepod in the mesozooplankton community structure from the estuarine and shal...

    Authors: Seong Yong Moon, Jung-Hwa Choi, Jung-Nyun Kim, Sun-Kil Kim and Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:76

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  2. Content type: Research

    Coccolithophores are one of the major components of marine phytoplankton and also one of the most prominent members of haptophyte algae. Studies of the extant coccolithophores started more than half a century ...

    Authors: F. Hoe Chang and Lisa Northcote

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:75

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  3. Content type: Marine Record

    The dwarf monocle breams of Genus Parascolopsis are bottom living small fishes generally seen in the outer shelf and continental slope waters and are represented worldwide by 12 species. Morphometric measurements...

    Authors: Rekha J. Nair, Dinesh Kumar and Somy Kuriakose

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:74

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  4. Content type: Marine Record

    Malformations of the Round stingray Urobatis hallerii, Cooper 1863 captured off the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, México are reported in this study.

    Authors: M. R. Ochoa-Díaz, J. Rodriguez-Romero, J. López-Martínez and M. C. Maldonado-García

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:70

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  5. Content type: Research

    Penaeid shrimps are widely distributed in the tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. These family is represented with 13 species (about six genera) in the Iranian coast (Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman). ...

    Authors: Mohsen Safaie, Mohammad Momeni and Ashkan Azhdahakoshpour

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:69

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  6. Content type: Marine Record

    Angelsharks (Genus Squatina) are distributed in the southern Southwest Atlantic Ocean between southeastern Brazil and central Patagonia. The endangered hidden angelshark Squatina occulta is reported in the litera...

    Authors: María Lourdes Estalles, Gustavo E. Chiaramonte, Vicente V. Faria, Diego C. Luzzatto and Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:58

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  7. Content type: Marine Record

    The Cape Verde archipelago consists of 10 volcanic islands in the eastern Atlantic Ocean located 570 km off the coast of Western Africa. While the shallow benthic communities have been studied in some detail n...

    Authors: Joel C. Creed, Aschwin H. Engelen, Emanuel C. D´Oliveira, Salomão Bandeira and Ester A. Serrão

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:57

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  8. Content type: Marine Record

    Few records of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) have been made in Brazilian oceanic waters. This article reports the first record of bottom contact behaviour by humpback whales in Brazilian waters and add...

    Authors: Flavia C. Frizzera Pinheiro, Hudson T. Pinheiro, Salvatore Siciliano and Robson G. Santos

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:64

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  9. Content type: Marine Record

    Pomacanthids and Pomacentrids are mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions, and inhabit shallow rocky and coral reefs. Due to their colorful patterns and unusual body shapes, they have been widel...

    Authors: Arturo Hernández-Velasco, Francisco J. Fernández-Rivera-Melo, Sara M. Melo-Merino and Juan Carlos Villaseñor-Derbez

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:49

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  10. Content type: Marine Record

    The reef-building vermetid Petaloconchus varians is a dominant species on the intertidal zone of rocky shores at Ilha Grande Bay (Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil).

    Authors: André Breves, Fernando Coreixas Moraes, Alexandre Dias Pimenta and Andrea Oliveira Ribeiro Junqueira

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:65

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  11. Content type: Marine Record

    Identification of limpets is often hampered by highly variable within-species shell morphologies and colour patterns. Since pre-Linnean times this has produced complex taxonomies with confusing nomenclatorial ...

    Authors: Endre Willassen, Akanbi Bamikole Williams and Trond Roger Oskars

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:60

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  12. Content type: Marine Record

    The Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, is a Southern Hemisphere species of balaenopterid whale generally found south of 60°S in austral summer. In the Atlantic Ocean, they migrate north during austr...

    Authors: Patricia E. Rosel, Lynsey A. Wilcox, Carolina Monteiro and Mandy C. Tumlin

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:63

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  13. Content type: Marine Record

    In the Mediterranean sea, about 150 species of invasive macroalgae are recorded until now these alien species have produced serious effect due to their capability to modify the physical and chemical property o...

    Authors: Mariagrazia Picciotto, Clara Bertuccio, Salvatore Giacobbe and Nunziacarla Spanò

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:73

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  14. Content type: Marine Record

    A new record for Elacatinus figaro, an endangered Brazilian species, is documented for Pedra do Sal, Piauí coast. We present new data about its distribution, discussing on the limits of the Brazilian Province and...

    Authors: Daniel Fernando Almeida, Gabriel Soares Araujo, Marcelo R. Britto and Cláudio Luis Santos Sampaio

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:59

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  15. Content type: Marine Record

    The present report is the first record of the Pyramodon lindas (Markle and Olney, Bull Mar Sci 47: 269-410, 1990) from India waters. A specimen of Pyramodon lindas measuring 483 mm total length was obtained from ...

    Authors: K. K. Joshi, K. Kannan, P. U. Zacharia, J. A. Johnson and Gimy George

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:45

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  16. Content type: Marine Record

    The alien cup-coral Tubastraea spp. has been increasingly reported in the Southwestern Atlantic since the 1980s. More recently it was observed on the East coast of Brazil, the area with the highest biodiversity i...

    Authors: Ricardo J. Miranda, Yuri Costa, Fernanda L. Lorders, José de Anchieta C. C. Nunes and Francisco Barros

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:35

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  17. Content type: Marine Record

    Zameus squamulosus is a somniosid shark with a patchy world-wide distribution that has been reported throughout the Atlantic, Indian, western, north, central and south-eastern Pacific Oceans. In the Northern G...

    Authors: Eduardo Villalobos, Armando Martínez, Christian Lambarri and Héctor Espinosa

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:61

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  18. Content type: Marine Record

    The Bocas del Toro Archipelago is located off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Until now, only 19 species of heterobranch sea slugs have been formally reported from this area; this number constitutes a fraction ...

    Authors: Jessica A. Goodheart, Ryan A. Ellingson, Xochitl G. Vital, Hilton C. Galvão Filho, Jennifer B. McCarthy, Sabrina M. Medrano, Vishal J. Bhave, Kimberly García-Méndez, Lina M. Jiménez, Gina López, Craig A. Hoover, Jaymes D. Awbrey, Jessika M. De Jesus, William Gowacki, Patrick J. Krug and Ángel Valdés

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:56

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  19. Content type: Marine Record

    Hundreds of thousands of cetaceans die each year due to commercial fishing catches, which is the main threat to global populations of these animals. Mortality by fishing gets disastrous proportions mainly in d...

    Authors: M. L. V. Barbosa-Filho, E. M. Costa-Neto and D. Danilewicz

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:42

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  20. Content type: Marine Record

    This report confirms the presence of Pelia mutica in Brazil, extending its range by approximately 4000 km south to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean from its most southerly recorded distribution. The presence of th...

    Authors: Bruno Welter Giraldes, David Smyth and Mark Chatting

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:54

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  21. Content type: Marine Record

    The introduction of NIS to estuaries and coastal embayment is of great concern. Commercial ships’ ballast water discharge and the northwards progression of species due to the ongoing climate change arise as th...

    Authors: A. Albaina, I. Uriarte, M. Aguirre, D. Abad, A. Iriarte, F. Villate and A. Estonba

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:51

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  22. Content type: Marine Record

    Humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae are cosmopolitan and highly migratory animals that rarely feed in low latitude waters during their breeding seasons. The western South Atlantic humpback whale population bre...

    Authors: Guilherme Augusto Bortolotto, Cristiane Kiyomi Miyaji Kolesnikovas, Andrea Santarosa Freire and Paulo César Simões-Lopes

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:29

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  23. Content type: Research

    Results are presented from the first systematic visual and acoustic line-transect survey for harbour porpoises in the Thracian Sea, northern Aegean Sea. During the vessel survey, undertaken in summer 2013, por...

    Authors: A-C Cucknell, A. Frantzis, O. Boisseau, M. Romagosa, C. Ryan, A. M. Tonay, P. Alexiadou, A. A. Öztürk and A. Moscrop

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:72

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  24. Content type: Marine Record

    Arabian Sea considered as one of the richest region of oceanic cephalopods. On conflicting information related to species diversity is still scare.

    Authors: K. K. Sajikumar, V. Venkatesan, R. Jeyabaskaran, Abbas Muhammed and K. S. Mohamed

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:53

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:77

  25. Content type: Research

    The occurrence of a small brackish water bloom-forming dinoflagellate belonging to the genus Peridiniopsis is reported for the first time from the Shatt Al-Arab River in Iraq. Based on the study of cell morpholog...

    Authors: Hameed A. Hameed, Maria Saburova and Nicolas Chomérat

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:40

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  26. Content type: Marine Record

    Biancolina Della Valle (Monograpie 20:1893) are minute amphipods that bore tunnels into algal tissue. Their global distribution and diversity are poorly known due to their small size a...

    Authors: Lauren E. Hughes and Alistair G. B. Poore

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:32

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  27. Content type: Marine Records

    Marivagia stellata Galil and Gershwin, 2010 (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Cepheidae), was recorded for the first time off the Syrian coast on the 6th of July 2015. Several specimens of the alien sea jelly species M. ...

    Authors: S. Mamish, H. Durgham and M. S. AL-Masri

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:23

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  28. Content type: Marine Record

    Sardines are the most important commercial fishes for Iran. However, information about biology and ecology of sind sardine in Persian Gulf and Oman Sea is scarce.

    Authors: Mohsen Dehghani, Ehsan Kamrani, Ali Salarpouri and Sana Sharifian

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:44

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  29. Content type: Marine Record

    The genus Lysmata includes about 40 described species of which at least 12 species occur in the western Atlantic. The present study records the extension of the southern limit of distr...

    Authors: Samara De Paiva Barros-Alves, Douglas Fernandes Rodrigues Alves, Gustavo Luis Hirose and Valter José Cobo

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:34

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  30. Content type: Research

    The known historical range of Siphonaria pectinata in the Mediterranean basin is unclear so far. Confirmed records come from the Strait of Gibraltar, the African coastline up to Algeria and the Spanish coastline ...

    Authors: Fabio Crocetta

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:55

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  31. Content type: Marine Record

    The eastern North Pacific population of right whale (Eubalaena japonica) is considered to be one of the smallest whale populations in the world and is at serious risk of extirpation. During the past century, ther...

    Authors: John K. B. Ford, James F. Pilkington, Brian Gisborne, Timothy R. Frasier, Robin M. Abernethy and Graeme M. Ellis

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:50

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  32. Content type: Marine Record

    Mangroves are distributed among tropical and subtropical coastlines of all oceans, and associated macroflora and macrofauna are generally well studied. However, information on mangrove-associated microbiota is...

    Authors: Laise de Holanda Cavalcanti, Glauciane Damasceno, Antonia Aurelice Aurélio Costa and Andrea Carla Caldas Bezerra

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:31

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  33. Content type: Marine Record

    Cassiopea andromeda is reported here after long gap of almost a century from the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat. This is the first record of scyphistoma form of the species from India and first record of the medusa from ...

    Authors: Amruta Prasade, Pooja Nagale and Deepak Apte

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:36

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  34. Content type: Marine Record

    Cyprus is affected by the invasion of non-indigenous ‘lessepsian’ species due to its proximity to the Suez Canal. Thus, recent ongoing studies in the marine area of Cyprus reveal new records of such Erythrean ...

    Authors: Niki Chartosia and Nikolas Michailidis

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:33

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  35. Content type: Marine Records

    Port Stephens, on the central New South Wales coast, provides ideal oceanographic and benthic conditions for the settlement and growth of larvae of tropical species delivered from the north by the East Austral...

    Authors: Matt J. Nimbs, Meryl Larkin, Tom R. Davis, David Harasti, Richard C. Willan and Stephen D. A. Smith

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:27

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  36. Content type: Marine Records

    We report the first sighting of a dead giant squid observed from a seismic vessel operating offshore Brazil. The observation was made by Marine Mammal Observers working on the vessel. The specimen was photogra...

    Authors: Luciana Leite, Daniel Campbell, Leonardo Versiani, José Anchieta C. C. Nunes and Torsten Thiele

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:26

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  37. Content type: Marine Record

    The Galapagos Slipper lobster, Scyllarides astori, has been reported from rocky reefs along the Eastern Tropical Pacific: the Gulf of California, the Galapagos Archipelago and mainland Ecuador. Although larval st...

    Authors: Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano, Manon Fourriére and Patrick Horgan

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:48

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  38. Content type: Marine Record

    Until now, few sightings of the alien lionfish Pterois miles have been reported in the Mediterranean and it was questionable whether the species could invade this region like it has in the western Atlantic. He...

    Authors: Demetris Kletou, Jason M. Hall-Spencer and Periklis Kleitou

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:46

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  39. Content type: Marine Record

    The whitetip reef shark, Triaenodon obesus, is distributed across the entire Indo-Pacific region, from South Africa and the Red Sea to Australia, Micronesia, the Pitcairn Islands, and Hawaii. It has also been rep...

    Authors: Antonio Corgos and Alejandro Rosende-Pereiro

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:66

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  40. Content type: Marine Record

    The rhodymenialean red algal species Rhodymenia holmesii was collected in the lower intertidal zones from Dalya and Al-Hoceima (Northern Morocco, Mediterranean Sea). This represents the first record and descripti...

    Authors: Ghizlane Salhi, Mustapha Hassoun, Hanaa Moussa, Hanaa Zbakh and Hassane Riadi

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:62

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  41. Content type: Marine Record

    Because of their usually cryptic behaviour, most knowledge on the biology of beaked whales are from records of stranded animals. Although the Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) is the best known species ...

    Authors: Guilherme Augusto Bortolotto, Igor Oliveira Braga Morais, Paulo Roberto Bahiano Ferreira, Maria do Socorro Santos dos Reis and Luciano Raimundo Alardo Souto

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:30

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