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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Marine Record

    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

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  3. Content type: Marine Record

    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

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  4. Content type: Marine Record

    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

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  5. Content type: Marine Record

    The status of the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) around the Falkland Islands (south-west Atlantic) has been long debated, since most records published to date lack supporting information. There is also c...

    Authors: Caroline R. Weir and Andy Black

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:18

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  6. Content type: Marine Record

    This study reports observations of basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus) sighted during an offshore geophysical survey conducted in July and August 2013, west of Shetland, UK. During the 38-day survey, trained and ...

    Authors: Emma Hayes, Brendan J. Godley, Maja Nimak-Wood and Matthew J. Witt

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:17

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  7. Content type: Marine Record

    This paper reports the first record of the Emperor angelfish Pomacanthus imperator (Bloch, 1787) from the Syrian coast. The specimen was caught by trap at depth of 15 m on 18 February 2018. The fish measured 272 ...

    Authors: Adib Saad, Hasan Alkusairy and Waad Sabour

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:16

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  8. Content type: Marine Record

    We report records of humpback dolphins at the Montebello Islands (20°26’S, 115°33′E) approximately 80 km from the mainland coast of Western Australia. This island group is a marine protected area (MPA), with a...

    Authors: Holly C. Raudino, Tim N. Hunt and Kelly A. Waples

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:14

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  9. Content type: Marine Record

    Extralimital observations of pinnipeds are important to understand the effects of changing climates on our oceans and the distribution of these species. The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) is a known va...

    Authors: Diego Páez-Rosas, Marjorie Riofrío-Lazo, Jorge Ortega, Juan de Dios Morales, Raúl Carvajal and Juan José Alava

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:13

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  10. Content type: Marine Record

    Lissocarcinus polybioides Adams & White, 1849 is a species of swimming crab from the Portunidae family that is known to occur in sub-tidal waters at depths of 2-100 m on muddy/sandy substrate with shells. There i...

    Authors: Fadi Yaghmour and Brendan Whittington-Jones

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:11

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  11. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article (Kosaki and Hartl 2018), the authors reported an error in the caption of Fig. 2. The caption contains the reference “Schultz, 1043”, which should be “Schultz, 1943...

    Authors: Randall K. Kosaki and Julia M. Hartl

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:10

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    The original article was published in Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:7

  12. Content type: Marine Record

    The trematode Phyllodistomum thunni is recorded here for the first time in the marine fish Macrodon ancylodon (Perciformes, Sciaenidae), king weakfish, from the Brazilian coast, South Atlantic. The fish were caug...

    Authors: Gislaine Guidelli, Washington Luiz Gomes Tavechio and Beatriz Pimentel Ferreira

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:9

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  13. Content type: Marine Record

    The coral reef fishes of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), encompassed by the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM), are known for high levels of endemism, as well as for strong affinities to t...

    Authors: Randall K. Kosaki and Julia M. Hartl

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:10

  14. Content type: Marine Record

    Acanthurus guttatus is distributed from the Maldives to the Hawaiian Archipelago and the Pitcairn Islands, and as north as Ryukyu Islands and as south as New Caledonia. The only known locality in the Eastern Trop...

    Authors: Marta Cambra, Roberto Cubero, Isaac Chinchilla and Juan Carlos Azofeifa-Solano

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:4

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  15. Content type: Research

    Bunaken National Park (BNP) is one of the most famous marine national parks in Indonesia with an extraordinary diversity in marine life forms. However, this diversity is threatened by an increasing population ...

    Authors: Fontje Kaligis, Jan-Hendrik Eisenbarth, Dorothee Schillo, Jobel Dialao, Till F. Schäberle, Nils Böhringer, Robert Bara, Sven Reumschüssel, Gabriele M. König and Heike Wägele

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:2

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  16. Content type: Marine Record

    Arcotheres purpureus, a species of pea crab has been reported from the Red Sea, Maldives and Andaman Sea with no description of the male. According to existing literature the single host for this species is Ostre...

    Authors: Biswaprajna Mohanty, Dipti Raut, Malay Kanti Dev Roy, Akkur V. Raman, Lipika Patnaik, Aswini Nayak, Sonali Sanghamitra Rout and Bhagyashree Dash

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2018 11:1

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  17. Content type: Marine Record

    Finding of a single female specimen of the African mangrove crab Perisesarma alberti Rathbun, Bull Am Mus Nat Hist 43: 379–474, 1921, in the intertidal zone of the eastern part of the Bay of Seine, English Channe...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Pezy, Adnan Shahdadi, Alexandrine Baffreau, Cedric d’Udekem d’Acoz, Christoph D. Schubart and Jean-Claude Dauvin

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:33

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  18. Content type: Marine Record

    The Bay of Bengal coast, Bangladesh is a hotspot of fisheries abundance and diversity. A new species of Carangid family Alepes kleinii is recorded and described for the first time in the coastal waters of Banglad...

    Authors: Muhammad A. B. Siddik, Md Abu Hanif, Ashfaqun Nahar, Md Reaz Chaklader and Rowan Kleindienst

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:32

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  19. Content type: Correction

    In the original version of this article (Moreno & Gonzalez-Pestana, 2017), published on 9 November 2017, the first sentence of the ‘Conclusions’ contains an error: the species “M. alfredi” has been wrongfully men...

    Authors: Bernabé Moreno and Adriana Gonzalez-Pestana

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:31

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    The original article was published in Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:27

  20. Content type: Research

    Late in the 1990s, the non-indigenous European green crab (Carcinus maenas) colonized the shorelines of eastern Prince Edward Island, in Atlantic Canada. Due to concerns of further spread into productive shellfis...

    Authors: Luke A. Poirier, Aaron P. Ramsay, Sophie St-Hilaire and Pedro A. Quijón

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:30

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  21. Content type: Marine Record

    Harmothoe aspera has been recorded in surveys off the Strait of Georgia, the Skagerrak, and the Barents, Mediterranean and Japanese sea. The recorded depth ranged from circa 48 m to circa...

    Authors: Martijn Spierings, Inês Maia Dias, Joop W. P. Coolen, Babeth van der Weide and Joël Cuperus

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:29

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  22. Content type: Marine Record

    Only a few records exist of the sponge crab Dromia personata in the North Sea. Most records are in local languages, and have limited availability. On 11 August 2016, D. personata was found by divers in the Easter...

    Authors: Godfried W. N. M. van Moorsel, Floris P. Bennema and Reindert Nijland

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:28

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  23. Content type: Marine Record

    Manta rays (Mobulidae), Mobula birostris and Mobula alfredi, are widely distributed in tropical and temperate waters. Still, little is known about their movements and their ecological interactions (e.g. behavior ...

    Authors: Bernabé Moreno and Adriana Gonzalez-Pestana

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:27

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:31

  24. Content type: Marine Record

    Introduction of non-indigenous species into a well-established ecosystem can be detrimental, resulting in both ecological and economical damage. Two specimens of giant mud crab, Scylla serrata were found for the ...

    Authors: Hanafiah Fazhan, Khor Waiho and Mhd Ikhwanuddin

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:26

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  25. Content type: Marine Record

    Vestimentiferan tubeworms (Annelida: Siboglinidae) often play an important role as a foundation species in chemosynthetic ecosystems by providing microhabitats for other organisms. In the present study, we det...

    Authors: Genki Kobayashi and Shigeaki Kojima

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:25

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  26. Content type: Marine Record

    Galapagos fur seals, Arctocephalus galapagoensis, inhabit the Galapagos Archipelago. The species is considered to be non-migratory, remaining in the Galapagos year-round. On 9 June 2016, a live fur seal stranded ...

    Authors: Ester Quintana-Rizzo, Lucia Garcia, Rudy José López, Susana Tobar-Hurtado and Airam López-Roulet

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:24

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  27. Content type: Marine Record

    The Pacific coastline along the southern Izu Peninsula, Japan, is strongly influenced by warm tropical waters of the Kuroshio Current. A new easternmost record of the near-threatened sesarmid crab Clistocoeloma v...

    Authors: Takeshi Yuhara, Hiroyuki Yokooka and Masanori Taru

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:19

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  28. Content type: Marine Record

    The cetacean fauna of the poorly-studied waters off eastern Africa is still being described. Information on the cetacean species occurring in specific range states is important for understanding their geograph...

    Authors: Gary A. Allport, Christopher Curtis, Tiago Pampulim Simões and Maria J. Rodrigues

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:17

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  29. Content type: Research

    Marine turtles play an important role in the culture and economy of numerous coastal communities around the world. However, the legal framework that regulates the consumptive use of these reptiles varies among...

    Authors: H. Barrios-Garrido, N. Espinoza-Rodríguez, D. Rojas-Cañizales, J. Palmar, N. Wildermann, M. G. Montiel-Villalobos and M. Hamann

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:15

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  30. Content type: Marine Record

    An updated checklist of medusae and ctenophores is presented for the first time for the area comprised by the Bahía Blanca Estuary, the adjacent shelf El Rincón and Monte Hermoso beach, o...

    Authors: M. Sofía Dutto, Gabriel N. Genzano, Agustín Schiariti, Julieta Lecanda, Mónica S. Hoffmeyer and Paula D. Pratolongo

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:14

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  31. Content type: Marine Record

    The sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Archipelago (46°53’S, 37°52’E), consisting of Marion and Prince Edward islands, is situated in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean, approximately 2 600 km away from the clos...

    Authors: Tegan Carpenter-Kling, John Dickens and Pierre A. Pistorius

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:13

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  32. Content type: Marine Record

    The caprellid fauna from different localities along the Mexican Pacific coast: Sinaloa (3), Nayarit (15), Jalisco (9) and Colima (1) are presented herein.

    Authors: Lucy Coral Alarcón-Ortega, Amílcar Leví Cupul-Magaña, Alma Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Fabio Germán Cupul-Magaña

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:9

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  33. Content type: Marine Record

    The French angelfish Pomacanthus paru (Pomacanthidae) is recognised as an important cleaner in tropical reef environments, yet its clients remain relatively undescribed in the literature. Here, we report observat...

    Authors: Cláudio L. S. Sampaio, Miguel Loiola, Liliana P. Colman, Diego V. Medeiros, Juan Pablo Quimbayo, Ricardo J. Miranda, José Amorim Reis-Filho and José de Anchieta C. C. Nunes

    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2017 10:8

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