Check List 9(3): 628-630, doi: 10.15560/9.3.628
Pericelis cata Marcus and Marcus, 1968 (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida): first record from northeast of Brazil
expand article infoVinicius Queiroz, Licia Sales, Elizabeth G. Neves§, Rodrigo Johnsson§
‡ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil§ Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
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The polyclad Pericelis cata has been reported in two distinct localities along the North Atlantic: Curaçao and the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Recently identified from the Southwestern Atlantic, the species was first described from the Cabo Frio region (23°S) (Rio de Janeiro State), a transitional zone between warm and cold water species located southeastern Brazil. The second location is in the northeastern coast in warm waters, in the entrance of the Todos-os-Santos Bay, a geographic area within the Brazilian Biotic Province, an important center of marine biodiversity of the Tropical Atlantic.