Check List 20(2): 258-267, doi: 10.15560/20.2.258
New records of sea anemones (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Actiniaria) from El Salvador, Eastern Pacific
expand article infoAdriana Ramírez-Orellana, Johanna Segovia§, Fabián H. Acuña|, Agustín Garese|, Ricardo González-Muñoz|
‡ Ciudad Universitaria, San Salvador, El Salvador§ Universidad Francisco Gavidia, San Salvador, El Salvador| Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina¶ Coiba Scientific Station, Panama, Panama
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We report the first records of the sea anemones Anthopleura mariscali, Anthopleura nigrescens, and Exaiptasia diaphana in the Protected Natural Area of Los Cóbanos and Punta Amapala on the coast of El Salvador. Additionally, we extend the known range of distribution of Telmatactis panamensis to south-eastern El Salvador. Each of these species is briefly described, and images of live specimens are provided. The geographic distributions of previous records of sea anemones in El Salvador are discussed. An updated list of 11 species reported in the country is provided.
Actinioidea, Actiniidae, Metridioidea, Aiptasiidae, Andvakiidae, benthic intertidal fauna