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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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

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

  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. The chirostylid squat lobster, Chirostylus dolichopus Ortmann, 1892, was rediscovered from its type locality, Katsuyama (Boso Peninsula, Honshu, Japan) (35°06.7′N, 139°48.8′E), since the holotype had been collect...

    Authors: Junji Okuno and Masayuki Osawa
    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:28
  36. A sampling effort carried out in the Northern coast of Portugal revealed the presence of two species of sea spiders that are recorded for the first time in Portugal: Anoplodactylus angula...

    Authors: Patricia Esquete, Marcos Rubal, Puri Veiga and Jesús Troncoso
    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:24
  37. Large oceanic salps are rarely encountered. The highest recorded biomasses of the salps Thetys vagina (852 g WW m−3) and Cyclosalpa affinis (1149 g WW m−3) were observed in the Tasman Sea during January 2009.

    Authors: Natasha Henschke, Jason D. Everett and Iain M. Suthers
    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:21
  38. Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) spawning adults, juveniles and larvae are all reported to occur in areas between Philippine Sea and Japan Sea. However, no DNA evidence has been generated to support t...

    Authors: Katreena P. Sarmiento, Minerva Fatimae H. Ventolero, Rafael V. Ramiscal, William S. Dela Cruz and Mudjekeewis D. Santos
    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:25
  39. One specimen of Carapus acus was captured in the Gulf of Gabès (southern Tunisia, central Mediterranean Sea), during an experimental bottom trawl survey in the frame of the monitoring of benthic fish stocks of th...

    Authors: Samira Enajjar and Mohamed Nejemeddine Bradai
    Citation: Marine Biodiversity Records 2016 9:7