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Remarks: Despite of the report of this species at Pacific hydrothermal vent areas, the correspondence of Atlantic and Pacific material attributed to this species is unclear. Chondrophellia coronata is known from the North Atlantic. Pacific material assigned to this species shows similar cnidae biometry, but is different in external morphology. This species was also reported ? with doubts ? from the coast of Chile. Specimens from hydrothermal vents agree well with the drawings illustrated by DOUMENC & VAN PRAËT (1988: figure 2). A revision of the species described in this genus by López-González & Segonzac is in progress, and will give more information on the specific pertinence of the specimens collected at hydrothermal vents.


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