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First record in the Tropical Eastern Pacific of the exotic species Ficopomatus uschakovi (Polychaeta, Serpulidae)


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Annelida; brackish-water; Chiapas; fouling; ecologic impacts; La Encrucijada; México; polychaete taxonomy; systematic; Occurrence


Who created the resource:

Rolando Bastida-Zavala
Universidad del Mar 70982 MX

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rolando Bastida-Zavala
Universidad del Mar 70982 MX

Who filled in the metadata:

Rolando Bastida-Zavala
Universidad del Mar 70982 MX

Who else was associated with the resource:

Rolando Bastida-Zavala
Ivailo Stoyanov

Geographic Coverage

No Description available

Bounding Coordinates South West [14.6, -93.03], North East [15.43, -92.29]

Taxonomic Coverage

Record of an exotic species of polychaete serpulid

Species  Ficopomatus uschakovi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-09-19 / 2011-09-24

Project Data

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Title Exotic species from Mexico
Funding Programa de Mejoramiento del Profesorado 103–5/09/1353
Study Area Description South Pacific of Mexico

The personnel involved in the project:

Rolando Bastida-Zavala

Sampling Methods

Collect handling in mangrove roots

Study Extent Punctual sites in a prospection

Method step description:

  1. From 19–24 September, 2011, we visited several sites to collect marine invertebrates in Chiapas, including Puerto Chiapas (or Puerto Madero, as its old name), La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve, Chocohuital, Boca del Cielo Lagoon, Paredón (Mar Muerto Lagoon) and ending in Oaxaca, in San Dionisio del Mar (Superior Lagoon). Serpulid samples were taken from hard substrates such as rocks, mangrove roots and artificial structures (e.g. piers, submerged buildings, etc.). The preliminary examination of the specimens included only the samples from La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve because Ficopomatus tubes were immediately identified in the field. In the other sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca the typical tubes of Ficopomatus were not found.

Collection Data

Collection Name Colección de Invertebrados Marinos, Universidad del Mar, Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca
Collection Identifier UMAR-Poly
Parent Collection Identifier UMAR-Poly
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol
Curatorial Units Between 100 and 120 specimens

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