Anthopleura mariae sp. nov. (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Actiniidae), a New Species of Sea Anemone from the Mexican Pacific

Anthopleura mariae sp. nov. is a new species of sea anemone (Actiniaria:
Actiniidae) from the rocky intertidal of Punta Morro, Baja California, and Punta
Eugenia Baja California Sur, México. This species is characterized by a column
with verrucae arranged in longitudinal rows from margin to limbus with a red
spot atop each verruca, as well as the presence of more than two siphonoglyphs
and the lack of directive mesenteries. Differences between Anthopleura mariae sp.
nov. with other species of the genus are discussed. This is the sixth species of
Anthopleura documented for the Mexican Pacific.


Fabián H Acuña

Aurora Vassallo
Ricardo González-Muñoz
Gerardo Rivas

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