New species and new records of bryozoans from shallow waters of Madeira Island

Zootaxa. 2015 Mar 3;3925(4):581-93. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3925.4.7.


Two new species of bryozoans encrusting subtidal rocks are described from the shallow waters of Madeira Island. We describe one cyclostome, Favosipora purpurea sp. nov., which represents the first record of this genus in the Atlantic Ocean, and one cheilostome, Rhynchozoon papuliferum sp. nov. In addition, one species, Beania maxilladentata, is recorded for the first time outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Six other species previously recorded in Madeira are redescribed to provide new data and SEM images.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Body Size
  • Bryozoa / anatomy & histology
  • Bryozoa / classification*
  • Bryozoa / growth & development
  • Female
  • Male
  • Organ Size
  • Portugal