Text including the synopsis of Ctenophora major taxa. Very good as a first contact to ctenophores systematics.

Harbison, G.R. & Madin, L.P. (1982) Ctenophora. In: Parker, S.P. (Ed.), Synopsis and classification of living organisms. Vol. 1. McGraw-Hill, New York. p. 707–715.

A good introductory text on the morphology of ctenophores.

Hyman, L.H. (1940) Invertebrates: Protozoa through Ctenophora. McGraw-Hill.

Basic literature on invertebrates with an excellent chapter on Ctenophora.

Brusca, R.C. & Brusca, G.J. (2003) Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates (2nd Edition), 936pp. 

A good guide with short descriptions of the species and maps with their distribution along the Southern Atlantic.

Mianzan, H.W. (1999) Ctenophora. In: Boltovskoy, D. (Ed.), South Atlantic Zooplankton. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, p. 561–573.

Very good observations on the behavior of some species.

Matsumoto, G.I. & Harbison, G.R. (1993) In situ observations of foraging, feeding, and escape behavior in three orders of oceanic ctenophores: Lobata, Cestida, and Berioda. Marine Biology, 117: 279–287.

Description and biological observations on the benthic ctenophore Vallicula.

Marcus, E.B.R. (1957) Vallicula multiformis Rankin, 1956, from Brazil. Boletim do Instituto Oceanográfico, 7(1–2): 87–91.

Recomended bibliography

Useful guide with good descriptions and drawings of several Atlantic species.

Mayer, A.G. (1912) Ctenophores of the Atlantic coast of North America. Carnegie Institution of Washington (Publ. 162), 58pp.

Biological observations on the benthic ctenophore Vallicula.

Oliveira, O.M.P. & Migotto, A.E. (2007) Que bicho estranho! Animal marinho de morfologia aberrante é encontrado no litoral paulista. Ciência Hoje, 40(236): 72-73.

Oliveira, O.M.P.; Mianzan, H.; Migotto, A.E. & Marques, A.C. (2007) Identification key for the ctenophores from Brazilian coast. Biota Neotropica, 7(3): 341-350. [text in Portuguese, abstract in English]

Identification key for the Brazilian species of ctenophores.