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New records of marine tardigrades from Brazil

Clélia Márcia Cavalcanti Da Rocha, Érika Cavalcante Leite Dos Santos, Edivaldo Lima Gomes Júnior, Juliana Da Rocha Moura, Luíza Gabriela Santana e Silva, Débora Ferreira Barbosa
  • Clélia Márcia Cavalcanti Da Rocha
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil | clelia@db.ufrpe.br
  • Érika Cavalcante Leite Dos Santos
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Edivaldo Lima Gomes Júnior
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Juliana Da Rocha Moura
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Luíza Gabriela Santana e Silva
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Débora Ferreira Barbosa
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

Abstract

In studies developed in the mid- and infralittoral of Cupe Beach (Pernambuco), in the shallow infralittoral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, and in the continental shelf of northeastern Brazil, we recorded for the first time in Brazilian waters specimens of Archechiniscus marci, Batillipes lesteri, Florarctus hulingsi, Halechiniscus tuleari, Angursa lingua, Raiarctus aureolatus, Actinarctus doryphorus doryphorus, Tanarctus dendriticus, Tanarctus velatus, Neoarctus sp. and Neostygarctus sp., as well as six other species that had been previously recorded in the region. Hence, the number of marine tardigrade taxa recorded in Brazil was increased to twenty-seven.

Keywords

Tardigrada, Batillipedidae, Halechiniscidae, Stygarctidae, Neostygarctidae, Neoarctidae

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