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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.14 no.1 Curitiba  1997

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751997000100019 

Diversidade da ictiofauna de poças de maré da praia do Cabo Branco, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brasil

 

Diversity of the tidal pool ichthyofauna of Cabo Branco beach, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

 

 

Ricardo S. Rosa; Ierecê L. Rosa; Luiz A. Rocha

Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia, Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal da Paraíba. 58059-900 João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brasil. E-mail: cendse09@brufpb.bitnet

 

 


ABSTRACT

A survey of the tidal pool fish community was carried out between february/1987 and january/1988, at Cabo Branco Beach, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. Specimens were collected monthly at low tide, using rotenone. A total of 3143 specimens was obtained. The most speciose families were Ophichthidae (14% of the total number of species), Mugilidae (11%) and Muraenidae (9%), and the most representative ones in number of individuais were Gobiidae (48%), Pomacentridae (13%) and Labrisomidae (10%). The main resident species were Bathygobius soporator (Valenciennes, 1837) and Abudefduf saxalilis (Linnaeus, 1758). The presence of a large number of juveniles in the pools indicated the importance of the studied sites as nursery áreas for several fish species.

Key words: Ichthyofauna, diversity, Paraíba, Brazil


 

 

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AGRADECIMENTOS. A Alba M. Almeida e Angelo J. Sales pela participação nas atividades de campo e laboratório; a Cláudia R.R. Nunes pelo apoio no laboratório e na datilografia do texto, e a Amélia I. Kanagawa pela identificação do material botânico. Somos ainda gratos a Luiz Gonzaga S. Jr., Marcelo M. Oliveira, Robson T. C. Ramos e Ruth Silva, pela ajuda eventual nas coletas.

 

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Recebido em 25.VII.1996; aceito em 06.V.1997.

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