Rock pool malacofauna from a Marine Protected Area in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
André Breves1,2 & Fernando C. Moraes2,3
1 Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2 Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
3 Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A survey of mollusks was carried out in a rock pool on Redonda Island at the Monumento Natural das Ilhas Cagarras, a new marine protected area in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. A total of twenty-four species (thirteen gastropods, nine bivalves, one chiton and one cephalopod) with different feeding modes were recorded in the rock pool. Many mollusks species were found in a small and shallow area, a very fragile habitat that can suffer from human disturbances, deserving urgent management planning.
Cite as: Breves A. & Moraes F.C. (2014) Rock pool malacofauna from a Marine Protected Area in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Strombus 21(1–2): 01–09.
Publication date: 31 December 2014.