Millepora platyphylla (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) range extended back to the Eastern Pacific, thanks to a new record from Clipperton Atoll
KAUST DepartmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
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AbstractThe fire coral Millepora platyphylla Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1834 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) has a widespread Indo-Pacific distribution observed from the surface to 40 m (Razak & Hoeksema 2003). However, its extirpation from the East Pacific (Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama) was documented after the 1982-1983 bleaching event (Glynn & Weerdt 1991). Here, we report the discovery of 5 colonies of M. platyphylla from the eastern Pacific, specifically at Clipperton Atoll, during the TARA Pacific expedition (www.taraexpeditions.org).
CitationBOISSIN, E., POGOREUTZ, C., PEY, A., GRAVIER-BONNET, N., & PLANES, S. (2019). <p><strong><em>Millepora</em> <em>platyphylla</em> (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) range extended back to the </strong><strong>Eastern Pacific, thanks to a new record from Clipperton Atoll</strong></p>. Zootaxa, 4668(4), 599–600. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4668.4.11
SponsorsThis project has been funded through the Tara consortium, France Genomique grant number ANR-10-INBS-09, and the Genoscope/CEA. Tara Pacific consortium acknowledgement: We are keen to thank the commitment of the people and the following institutions and sponsors who made this singular expedition possible: CNRS, CSM, PSL, KAUST, Genoscope/CEA, ANR-CORALGENE, France Genomique (specifically grant number ANR-10-INBS-09), agnès b., the Veolia Environment Foundation, Region Bretagne, Serge Ferrari, Billerudkorsnas, AmerisourceBergen Company, Lorient Agglomération, Oceans by Disney, the Prince Albert II de Monaco Foundation, L′Oreal, Biotherm, France Collectivites, Kankyo Station, Fonds Français pour l′Environnement Mondial (FFEM), Etienne Bourgois, UNESCO-IOC, the Tara Foundation teams and crew. Tara Pacific would not exist without the continuous support of the participating institutes. This work is contribution number 6 of Tara Pacific.