Cestum veneris Lesueur, 1813

Gueroun, Sonia Km, Schäfer, Susanne, Gizzi, Francesca, Álvarez, Soledad, Monteiro, João Gama, Andrade, Carlos & Canning-Clode, João, 2021, Planktonic Ctenophora of the Madeira Archipelago (Northeastern Atlantic), Zootaxa 5081 (3), pp. 433-443 : 438

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5081.3.7

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5775881

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AF302C-713F-FFBA-D4EA-1128490AFD24

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scientific name

Cestum veneris Lesueur, 1813
status

 

Cestum veneris Lesueur, 1813  

( Table 1 View TABLE 1 , Fig. 4A View FIGURE 4 )

Synonymes: Cestus pectinalis Bigelow, 1904   ; Cestus veneris Chun, 1879  

Examined material: Southeast Porto Santo Island, 33°03’05”N 16°20’09”W. One specimen was observed at 12 m depth, near the sand floor, during a SCUBA dive GoogleMaps   .

Description: Body laterally expanded and flattened, long and ribbon-like, around 1 m in width, transparent. Presence of purplish-black pigment on its wingtips (brown-yellowish colour on the video record due to the light spectrum gradient) ( Fig. 4A View FIGURE 4 2 View FIGURE 2 ).

Remark: While no individual was clearly photographed, some reports indicate C. veneris   occurrence in the southern part of the Madeira Island (Peter Wirtz pers. comm).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Ctenophora

Class

Tentaculata

Order

Cestida

Family

Cestidae

Genus

Cestum