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The first record of the Indo-Pacific benthic ctenophore Coeloplana (Benthoplana) meteoris (Ctenophora: Coeloplanidae) in the Arabian-Persian Gulf
- Giraldes, Bruno Welter
- Journal of Asia-Pacific biodiversity(Online) 2019
- Ctenophora, biodiversity, invertebrates, summer, temperature, Indian Ocean
- This report presents the first occurrence of the Indo-Pacific benthic ctenophore Coeloplana (Benthoplana) meteoris (Thiel, 1968) in the western part of the Arabian-Persian Gulf, extending its range to 2000km, a record that illustrates a cyclic event observed in the Marine Arabic Province. The seasonal biodiversity influx of invertebrates from the Indian Ocean that establish themselves for a short period of time in the west of the Gulf before the extreme high temperatures takes place in the summer.