Eudendrium rameum (Pallas, 1766)

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: 60

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Eudendrium rameum (Pallas, 1766)


Eudendrium rameum (Pallas, 1766) 

Synonyms in the area: Eudendrium laxum  —Vervoort 1972 [polyp]; Eudendrium ramosum  —Blanco 1976, 1984a [polyp] [non Eudendrium ramosum (Linnaeus, 1758)  ].

Remarks: the record of this species at Tierra del Fuego by Blanco (1976) is doubtful and it may correspond to E. ramosum  , but to reassign that further studies are necessary. The Brazilian record (Mayal 1973) does not have a voucher and the specimen is also considered doubtful. 

Distribution in South America: polyp—Pacific Ocean, Peru, at 6.95°S 80.70°W in Isla Lobos de Afuera, Chile, at 41.76°S in Calbuco (Hartlaub 1905 p. 548; Fraser 1948); Atlantic Ocean, Brazil, from 7.58°S to 7.91°S, from 40°S to 42°S, from 48°S to 56°S (Vervoort 1972; Maÿal 1973, 1978; Blanco 1976a, 1984a, 1994a; Genzano & Zamponi 1997).

Habitat: polyp—from 40 to 72m depth, on red sponges (Fraser 1948; Vervoort 1972; Blanco 1976a, 1984a, 1994a; Maÿal 1978).