Synopsis on the knowledge and distribution of the family Bougainvilliidae (Hydroidolina, Hydrozoa)

María Angeles Mendoza Becerril, Antonio Marques


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol41-issue5-fulltext-11

Abstract


The family Bougainvilliidae is a group of anthoathecate hydrozoans, taxonomically poorly organized and deficient on biogeographic studies. The goal of this study is to carry out taxonomic historical and geographical analyses about its knowledge, and to propose hypotheses for its biogeography. The available information about the family (based on 301 published articles and databases), concerning 15 genera and 96 valid species of the five oceans, was analyzed. The publications presented two temporal relevant peaks (1900 and 2000), with dominant records of meroplanktonic species. The family it is more frequently recorded in the coastal zone, and Bimeria and Bougainvillia are the genera with the widest latitudinal range among the family. The ecological niche modeling of 25 species, performed with MaxEnt algorithm, revealed that chlorophyll is the most important variable driving their distribution. The adequacy of the models reflects five possible latitudinal distribution patterns, with the subtropical-polar distribution as a dominant category

Mendoza Becerril M, Marques A. Synopsis on the knowledge and distribution of the family Bougainvilliidae (Hydroidolina, Hydrozoa). Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;41(5). Available from: doi:10.3856/vol41-issue5-fulltext-11 [Accessed 22 Jan. 2019].
Mendoza Becerril, M., & Marques, A. (2017). Synopsis on the knowledge and distribution of the family Bougainvilliidae (Hydroidolina, Hydrozoa). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 41(5). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol41-issue5-fulltext-11