Check List 6(4): 628-629, doi: 10.15560/6.4.628
Chaetognatha, Spadellidae, Paraspadella nana Owre, 1963: new occurrence from the southwest Atlantic Ocean
expand article infoMichele Rodrigues Arruda, Luiz Ricardo Marques Ávila, Sérgio Luiz Costa Bonecker
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Chaetognaths are composed by six families and among them Spadellidae is strictly benthic. This study reports the first occurrence of Paraspadella nana Owre, 1963 in the coastal zone located in the northern region of Espírito Santo state (19°51’12” S, 40°02’45” W). This species was first recorded from the oceanic region of southeastern Florida and now it was recorded off the coast of Espírito Santo for the first time expanding its distribution to the southwest Atlantic Ocean.