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PEREZ, Carlos D.. First record of Leptogorgia punicea (Milne-Edwards & Haime) (Cnidaria, Octocorallia) from Maranhão State, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.3, pp.810-811. ISSN 0101-8175.

A small colony of Leptogorgia punicea (Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857) was sampled in the intertidal zone of Marcela beach. This sample represents the first record from Maranhão State, making continuous the distribution of this species along the western American coast.

Keywords : Alcyonacea; geographic distribution; Gorgoniidae; Western Atlantic.

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