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Bryozoans

  • Jorge Cortés
  • Vanessa Nielsen
  • Amalia Herrera-Cubilla
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 86)

Sixty-one species of bryozoans have been reported in the literature from Costa Rica and are distributed as follows: Caribbean: 13 species in 11 genera, 10 families, 1 order, and 1 class; Pacific: 49 species in 41 genera, 31 families, 3 orders, and 2 classes. One species is present in both coasts. The 61 species are in 49 genera, 36 families, and 3 orders in 2 classes. Only one site in the Caribbean (Portete) has been sampled, and from the Pacific most of the collections were carried out along the shore or by dredging in shallow waters. More studies are needed to obtain a more complete picture of the diversity and ecology of bryozoans in Costa Rica and Central America.

Keywords

Pacific Coast Marine Biodiversity Central American Country Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Neritic Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Cortés
    • 1
  • Vanessa Nielsen
    • 2
  • Amalia Herrera-Cubilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Tropical Paleoecology and ArcheologySmithsonian Tropical Research InstitutePanamáRepública de Panamá
  2. 2.Unidad Investigación Pesquera y Acuicultura (UNIP) of the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología (CIMAR)Universidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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