Authors: RUDÁ AMORIM LUCENA, YASER FATEMI, MARTIN LINDSEY CHRISTOFFERSEN
Abstract: This is the first record of a pycnogonid for the Iranian coast. It is also the first record of an Endeis, and of Endeis biseriata, for the waters of the Gulf of Oman. A single specimen was collected in an algal bed of Padina sp., along Chabahar Bay, in February 2017. It is deposited in the Zoology Museum of the University of Hormozgan. E. biseriata is probably a native Indo-Pacific species that now has a wide world distribution, being probably pantropical. Morphological and ecological notes, as well as the distribution range of E. biseriata and a checklist of the species of Pycnogonida from the region, are also provided.
Keywords: Pantopoda, shallow water, benthic, algae
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