Beroe sp. (cf cucumis) Müller, 1776

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.5777196

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Beroe sp. (cf cucumis) Müller, 1776
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Genus Beroe sp. (cf cucumis) Müller, 1776

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

Examined material: South Madeira Island , 32°38’22’’N 16°49’50’’W. One specimen was observed at around 2 m depth during a recreational free dive GoogleMaps .

Description: Body cylindrical, flattened, opaque, without tentacles. Ctene rows with anastomosed canals.

Remark: The resolution of the photographed specimen is low due to the recording quality (GoPro Hero 7). Only two Beroe species have been recorded in Macaronesia: Beroe cucumis (Azores and Canary Islands) and Beroe ovata (Canary Islands) ( Gueroun et al. 2021). As B. ovata aboral part tends to be wider than in B. cucumis , the specimen recorded in Madeira is more likely a B. cucumis .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Ctenophora

Class

Nuda

Order

Beroida

Family

Beroidae

Genus

Beroe