Far away from home

The occurrence of the Indo-Pacific bannerfish Heniochus acuminatus (Pisces: Chaetodontidae) in the Atlantic

Osmar J. Luiz*, Eric J. Comin, Joshua S. Madin

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The occurrence of the Indo-Pacific reef fish Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) is confirmed for the southwestern Atlantic. A single adult individual was photographed in a marine reserve off the southeastern coast of Brazil. Two hypotheses explaining the species occurrence are discussed: an aquarium release on the Brazilian coast, and a long-distance dispersal from the Indian Ocean into the Atlantic via South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-744
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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