New and confirmed records of fishes from the Cabo Verde archipelago based on photographic and genetic data.

Freitas, Rui, Falcon, Jesus M., Gonzalez, J. A., Burnett, K. A., Dureuil, M., Caruso, J. H., Hoving, Henk-Jan T. and Brito, A. (2018) New and confirmed records of fishes from the Cabo Verde archipelago based on photographic and genetic data. Open Access Arquipelago. Life and earth sciences, 35 . pp. 67-83.

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In recent decades the Cabo Verde ichthyofauna has been studied more extensively, and nowadays photo-recording is employed as a valuable asset under special caution and consideration. Four species reported here are new records for Cabo Verde: Carlarius sp., sea catfish; Serranus cabrilla, comber; Branchiostegus semifasciatus, African tilefish and Lutjanus dentatus, African coastal snapper. The presence in Cabo Verde of Glaucostegus cemiculus, blackchin guitarfish; Elops senegalensis, Senegalese ladyfish; Lophius spp., bathydemersal monkfishes; Rachycentron canadum, cobia; Pagrus auriga, African seabream; Lutjanus dentatus, African coastal snapper and Mugil cephalus, grey mullet, was re-confirmed by photo-records. Squalus megalops, cosmopolitan spurdog, was identified by genetic fingerprinting. The, two littoral species, P. auriga and M. cephalus, are firmly established in the archipelago and additional information on their occurrence is given. The findings reported in the present contribution may well be the result of a wider sharing of information between fishermen and other seafarers and scientists, rather than an indicator of recent faunal changes.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Marine fishes, new photo-records, Cabo Verde Islands, Eastern Atlantic
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: Yes
ISSN: 0873-4704
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 12:29
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 09:16

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