The occurrence of Acanthurus monroviae (Perciformes: Acanthuridae) in the south-western Atlantic, with comments on other eastern Atlantic reef fishes occurring in Brazil

O. J. Luiz*, S. R. Floeter, J. L. Gasparini, C. E L Ferreira, P. Wirtz

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Abstract

The presence of 'vagrants' of the eastern Atlantic surgeonfish Acanthurus monroviae is confirmed for the south-eastern coast of Brazil. Three other species, Aulostomus strigosus (Aulostomidae), Parablennius pilicornis (Blenniidae) and Epinephelus marginatus (Serranidae) have apparently also crossed the Atlantic from east to west, whereas the great majority of 'amphi-Atlantic' species appears to have their origin in the western Atlantic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1179
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Acanthurus monroviae
  • Amphi-Atlantic
  • Biogeography
  • Reef fishes

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