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Marine Biology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 47–48 | Cite as

Two new records of Planctosphaera larvae (Hemichordata: Planctosphaeroidea)

  • R. S. Scheltema
Article

Abstract

Two specimens of the rarely found Planctosphaera larva have been taken in the North Atlantic near Challenger Bank north of the Azores and in the North Equatorial Current, latitude 19°33′ N, longitude 40°01′ W.

Keywords

Equatorial Current North Equatorial Current Bank North 
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© Springer-Verlag 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Scheltema
    • 1
  1. 1.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

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