Rediscovery of Anthias salmopunctatus Lubbock & Edwards, 1981, with comments on its natural history and conservation

O. J. Luiz*, J. C. Joyeux, J. L. Gasparini

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Abstract

After c. 30 years without sighting or capture, Anthias salmopunctatus was rediscovered at the type locality, St Peter and St Paul's Rocks, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. To date, the known distribution is restricted to depths varying from 35 to 55 m in vertical drop offs around the perimeter of the islands (c. 400 m). This may be the smallest geographic range known for a marine fish species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1283-1286
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume70
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Deep reefs
  • Endemic species
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • Restricted range
  • St Paul's Rocks

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