2013
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.307.4673
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A taxonomic guide to the brittle-stars (Echinodermata, Ophiuroidea) from the State of Paraíba continental shelf, Northeastern Brazil

Abstract: We provide the first annotated checklist of ophiuroids from the continental shelf of the State of Paraíba, northeastern Brazil. Identification keys and taxonomic diagnoses for 23 species, belonging to 14 genera and 8 families, are provided. The material is deposited in the Invertebrate Collection Paulo Young, at the Federal University of Paraíba. Ophiopsila hartmeyeri represents the first record for the northeastern region of Brazil, while Ophiolepis impressa, Ophiolepis paucispina, Amphiura stimpsoni, Amphiod… Show more

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“…In Brazilian coast, it was reported in Pará, Maranhão, Ceará, Paraíba (Gondim et al 2013), Alagoas (Lima et al 2011), Bahia (Magalhães et al 2005), Rio de Janeiro (H.L. Clark 1915) and, São Paulo (Borges et al 2002).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Brazilian coast, it was reported in Pará, Maranhão, Ceará, Paraíba (Gondim et al 2013), Alagoas (Lima et al 2011), Bahia (Magalhães et al 2005), Rio de Janeiro (H.L. Clark 1915) and, São Paulo (Borges et al 2002).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Distribuição geográfica: Oceano Atlântico: Estados Unidos, Panamá, Antilhas (Hendler et al 1995;Alvarado et al 2008), Brasil (Tommasi 1970b) e Argentina (Bernasconi & D'Agostino 1977). Brasil: Maranhão até Rio Grande do Sul (Borges & Amaral 2005;Gondim et al 2013).…”
Section: Echinodermata Do Embaiamento Sul Brasileirounclassified
“…Brittle stars are the large clade in Ophiuroidea with body outline (radial symmetry) related to starfish that possess 5 flexible arms for locomotion along with central disk containing viscera [1]. Most valuable properties of Ophiuroidea is ability of prominently repair lost arm segments [2].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%