The reef fish assemblage of the Laje de Santos Marine State Park, Southwestern Atlantic: Annotated checklist with comments on abundance, distribution, trophic structure, symbiotic associations, and conservation

Osmar J. Luiz*, Alfredo Carvalho-Filho, C. E L Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, João Luiz Gasparini, Ivan Sazima

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Abstract

A check-list containing 196 species of reef fishes recorded at the Laje de Santos Marine State Park is presented. Most of them occur along the tropical western Atlantic or occur on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A minor part ranges to the temperate rocky reefs of Patagonia or are endemics to southeastern Brazil. Moringua edwardsi, Antennarius multiocellatus, Scorpaena dispar, Aulostomus strigosus, Lutjanus buccanella, Mulloidichthys martinicus and Halichoeres penrosei have here their ranges extended southwards to the São Paulo coast. Basic data on species abundance at the study site, dis-tribution of species between habitat types, trophic structure, feeding symbiotic associations, and conservation are commented upon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-25
Number of pages25
JournalZootaxa
Issue number1807
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Brazil
  • Conservation
  • Feeding symbioses
  • Reef fishes
  • Rocky reefs
  • Species list and distribution
  • Trophic structure
  • Western South Atlantic
  • Zoogeography

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