First occurrence of Dolicholagus longirostris larvae (Maul 1948) (Osmeriformes, Bathylagidae) near the mouth of the Amazon River
Keywords:longsnout blacksmelt, Bathylagidae, fish larvae, distribution, north Brazilian coast
AbstractThe family Bathylagidae contains eight genera and 22 species, of which only five occur in the Southwest Atlantic. Until recently, only adult specimens of the bathylaginin Melanolagus bericoides had been recorded off southern Brazil, between the Santa Marta Cape and Rio Grande (31° S and 49° W). The present work reports the first occurrence of Dolicholagus longirostris larvae on the northern Brazilian coast, expanding its distribution in the Southwest Atlantic. The two specimens found were collected near the mouth of the Amazon River (02° 00' 19" N, 47° 03' 30" W, and 00° 49' 06" N, 46° 25' 09" W).
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Campos, P. N., Paiva, R. S., Bonecker, A. C. T., Melo, N. F. A. C. de, Palheta, G. D. A., Contente, C. T., & Ramos, C. A. R. (2007). First occurrence of Dolicholagus longirostris larvae (Maul 1948) (Osmeriformes, Bathylagidae) near the mouth of the Amazon River. Biota Neotropica, 7(1). Retrieved from //www.biotaneotropica.org.br/BN/article/view/267