Check List 11(1): e19142, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1544
Vallicula multiformis Rankin, 1956 (Ctenophora, Platyctenida): first record from the Indian Ocean
expand article infoAmruta Prasade, Deepak Apte, Purushottam Kale§, Otto M.P. Oliveira|
‡ Bombay Natural History Society, India§ Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College, India| Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
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The benthic ctenophore Vallicula multiformis Rankin, 1956 is recorded for the first time in the Arabian Sea, from the Gulf of Kutch, west coast of India in March 2013. This occurrence represents a remarkable extension of its geographic distribution that until now included only known the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
ctenophore; India; west coast; Gulf of Kutch; Gujarat