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 One specimen of Thysanozoon brocchii was found under a rock in the estuary of Muros in Punta Insuela (Galicia, Spain) (10/05/2010) at a depth of 5 metres (42°46.8550N, 009°00.2610W). Thysanozoon brocchii is considered to be cosmopolitan with records from the Atlantic Ocean in South America, Peninsula Valdes (Brusa et al. 2009), Mar del Plata (Bulnes et al. 2011), Ilha de Sao Sebastiao, Ilha das Palmas; North America (Florida), Cape Verde Islands and South Africa; it is also recorded from the Pacific Ocean in Japan and Hawaii, and from the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas, including the Suez Canal (Prudhoe 1985). For the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, our collections represent the first record.


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© Carolina Noreña, Daniel Marquina, Jacinto Perez, Bruno Almon

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