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1 July 2010 Occurrence of the Phoronid Phoronopsis albomaculata in Cocos Island, Costa Rica
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The phoronid Phoronopsis albomaculata was collected in subtidal (28–35 m) sandy sediments in Bahía Chatham during a benthic survey designed to describe the biota of Cocos Island (Isla del Coco), Costa Rica, a national park and Human Heritage Site. Occurrence of this widespread species in Cocos Island is the first report of a phoronid for Costa Rican waters and is the second locality recorded for the eastern Pacific. Taxonomically significant characters (presence of an epidermal collar, extent of coiling of lophophore and nephridia) are discussed. Comparisons are made between depth and abundance of this species from Cocos Island and results of previous studies.

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Harlan K. Dean, Jeffrey A. Sibaja-Cordero, and Jorge Cortés "Occurrence of the Phoronid Phoronopsis albomaculata in Cocos Island, Costa Rica," Pacific Science 64(3), 459-462, (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.2984/64.3.459
Accepted: 1 September 2009; Published: 1 July 2010
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