Forskalia edwardsi Kölliker, 1853

Otto M. P. Oliveira, Thaís P. Miranda, Enilma M. Araujo, Patricia Ayón, Cristina M. Cedeño-Posso, Amancay A. Cepeda-Mercado, Pab, 2016, Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters, Zootaxa 4194 (1), pp. 1-256: 175

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Forskalia edwardsi Kölliker, 1853


Forskalia edwardsi Kölliker, 1853 

Remarks: this species was not recorded by Alvariño (1981) and Pugh (1999) for the southwestern Atlantic, but it was recorded in the Equatorial region off the Amazon estuary, by Alvariño (1968, 1971). Pugh (1999) reported this species only off the African coast.

Distribution in South America: Atlantic Ocean, Brazil, off the Amazon estuary (Alvariño 1968, 1971; Migotto et al. 2002), from 3ºS to 13ºS (Araújo 2006, 2012).

Habitat: neritic and oceanic species, widely distributed in the tropical, subtropical and temperate waters. Species casually found in cold water (Alvariño 1971; Pugh & Gasca 2009; Araujo 2012).