Check List 11(2): e19207, doi: 10.15560/11.2.1609
Checklist of cnidarians from Pakistani waters
expand article infoShahnawaz Gul, André Carrara Morandini§, Vreni Häussermann|, Ulrich Pörschmann
‡ Jamia Millia Governemnt Degree College, Pakistan§ Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil| Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso; Huinay Scientific Field Station, Chile¶ Huinay Scientific Field Station, Chile
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We present a species list of the marine cnidarians recorded from the Pakistani waters,  north­ern Arabian Sea. It comprises a total of  119 species distributed in  41 families, 14 orders and 4 classes. With 44 species, the order Scleractinia (class Anthozoa) is the best-represented cnidarian taxon. Cnidarians from Pakistan are a poorly studied group which is mentioned in few occasional papers; no new species have been described from the region. The present paper will provide baseline information for future studies in Pakistan.
author. E-mail: Abstract: Key words: Anthozoa; Cubozoa; Hydrozoa; Scyphozoa; northern Arabian Sea