A revision of the genus Leptogorgia Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in the eastern Pacific
The species of the widespread gorgoniid genus Leptogorgia, which occur along the eastern Pacific, are taxonomically revised based on original type material of all species described until now and…
A revision of the genus Eugorgia Verrill, 1868 (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae)
This work states that Eugorgia ampla (Verrill, 1864) and aurantiaca (Horn, 1860) are recognized as new species of Gorgoniidae and this work aims to clarify their status and investigate their role in the food web.
Distribution and diversity of echinoderms (Asteroidea, Echinoidea, Holothuroidea) in the islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama
En this trabajo, se describe por primera vez the diversidad (basado en los indices of Margalef, Shannon y Pielou), distribucion y densidad of equinodermos de algunas islas del Golfo de Chiriqui, utilizando una metodologia regional estandarizada para el Corredor Marino de Conservacion del Pacifico Tropical Oriental.
A revision of the genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the eastern Pacific. Part II
The second part of the Muricea revision dealing with the species-group characterised by shelf-like calyces instead of tubular-likecalyces is presented, concluding that the genus MuriceA comprises 20 valid species, including the previous four in theMuricea squarrosa-group.
Marine Biodiversity of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs
The eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) is an isolated oceanic region exposed to extreme oceanographic conditions, including low salinity, low pH, high temperatures during El Nino, and low temperatures…
A revision of the genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the eastern Pacific. Part I: Eumuricea Verrill, 1869 revisited
It is concluded that the eastern Pacific species should be placed in the genus Muricea and form a group characterised by tubular calyces that comprises four species at present,Muricea acervata, Muricee hispida, Muricesa squarrosa, and MuriceA tubigera and a dubious species Murice a horrida.
Morphology and taxonomy of a new species of Leptogorgia (Cnidaria: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae) in Cocos Island National Park, Pacific Costa Rica
A new shallow-water species found at 14–22 m depth at two rocky islets on the north side of Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica, with small size, bright yellow color, long spindles, and occurrence of tentacular rods distinguish the new species from others in the genus Gorgoniids.
A revision of the genus Heterogorgia Verrill, 1868 (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Plexauridae)
Heterogorgia is characterised by colonies composed of a number of stout stems that branch laterally and irregularly and arise from a conspicuous spreading holdfast and is recommended to be considered for regional biodiversity estimates and biogeography analyses consider the erroneous status of the species that are still listed as Heterogordia within the data sets.
Distribution, diversity, and conservation of coral reefs and coral communities in the largest marine protected area of Pacific Panama (Coiba Island)
Based on the distribution of live coral cover and species richness, three conservation units were identified as priority, with the southern and northernmost sides of the marine protected area as the most significant.
A revision of the genus Pacifigorgia (Coelenterata: Octocorallia: Gorgoniidae)
The genus Pacifigorgia is revised based on original type-specimens and new specimens recently collected, and the only well defined species are recognized as valid (P. irene Bayer and P. bayeri Breedy).