Sphaeronectes fragilis Carré, 1967

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: 192

publication ID


publication LSID


persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Sphaeronectes fragilis Carré, 1967


Sphaeronectes fragilis Carré, 1967 

Remarks: the record from Argentinean coast needs confirmation, as only a single, not well preserved, nectophore was found in this area.

Distribution in South America: Pacific Ocean, Chile, from 23ºS to 43ºS, and in the fjords and channels of southern Chile (Palma & Rosales 1995, 1997; Ulloa et al. 2000; Palma & Aravena 2001; Palma & Apablaza 2004; Apablaza & Palma 2006; Palma et al. 2007b, 2011; Villenas et al. 2009; Pavez et al. 2010); Atlantic Ocean, Argentina, at 43ºS (Araujo 2012).

Habitat: neritic and oceanic species, found in tropical, subtropical, temperate waters (Pugh 2009; Araujo 2012).