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Atlantic Leptolida (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria) of the families Aglaopheniidae, Halopterididae, Kirchenpaueriidae and Plumulariidae collected during the CANCAP and Mauritania-II expeditions of the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands
Ansín Agís, J.A.; Ramil, F.; Vervoort, W. (2001). Atlantic Leptolida (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria) of the families Aglaopheniidae, Halopterididae, Kirchenpaueriidae and Plumulariidae collected during the CANCAP and Mauritania-II expeditions of the National Museum of Natural History, Leiden, The Netherlands. Zool. Verh. 333: 1-268, fig.
In: Zoologische Verhandelingen. Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie Leiden: Leiden. ISSN 0024-1652, more
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Keywords
    Geographical distribution; Aglaopheniidae Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1890 [WoRMS]; Cnidaria [WoRMS]; Halopterididae Millard, 1962 [WoRMS]; Hydrozoa [WoRMS]; Kirchenpaueriidae Stechow, 1921 [WoRMS]; Leptolida [WoRMS]; Plumulariidae McCrady, 1859 [WoRMS]; ANE, North East Atlantic [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Ansín Agís, J.A.
  • Ramil, F.
  • Vervoort, W.

Abstract
    Forty-six species of the superfamily Plumularioidea (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria) and some material identified to the generic level, collected by the CANCAP and Mauritania-II expeditions of the Rijkmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie (now Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum) in the period 1976-1988, are described, as weIl as two other species that were used in the present study. In addition to the descriptions, synonymy, variability and geographical distribution are discussed; autoecological data and measurements are also presented. The new species described here are: Aglaophenia svobodai spec. nov., Streptocaulus caboverdensis spec. nov., S. chonae spec. nov., Antennella confusa spec. nov. and Nemertesia anonym spec. nov. All species are figured. The general classification used follows Bouillon (1985, 1995); nomenclature on the species level is as used by Svoboda & Comelius (1991), Ramil & Vervoort (1992a, 1992b), Calder (1997) and Schuchert (1997). The material originates from the seas and coasts around the Azores, Madeira, Selvagens, Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands, as weIl as the Atlantic off Morocco and Mauritania, at depths varying between 0 and 4000 m. All species discussed have a wider, usually Atlantic distribution, with the exception of Allman, 1883, endemic in the Cape Verde area and Nemertesia belini Bedot, 1916, known only from the Azores and Cape Verde Islands.

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