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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.16 no.2 Curitiba June 1999 

New records and range extensions of reef fishes in the Western South Atlantic, with comments on reef fish distribution along the Brazilian coast



Rodrigo Leão de MouraI; João Luiz GaspariniII; Ivan SazimaIII

ISeção de Peixes, Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. Caixa Postal 42694, 04299-970 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail:
IIDepartamento de Biologia, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Caixa Postal 5130, 29041-970 Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brasil
IIIDepartamento de Zoologia e Museu de História Natural, Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Caixa Postal 6109, 13083-970 Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil




New occurrences of 11 species of reef fishes are reported for the western South Atlantic, range extensions are recorded for additional 37 reef species along the Brazilian coast, and the distribution of reef ichthyofauna along the eastern coast of South America is commented upon.

Key words: Western South Atlantic, Brazilian ichthyofauna, reef fishes, new records, range extensions, latitudinal trends



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. We thank A. Carvalho Filho for collecting many specimens, and for his field notes and photographs; J.L. Figueiredo and N.A. Menezes for review of the text, and permission to examine material under their care; R.S. Rosa for loan of specimens under his care, help with the fieldwork and suggestions; A.P. Almeida, B. P. Ferreira , C.E.L. Ferreira, R.Z.P. Guimarães, D.A. Jório, C.L. Sampaio, and J. Scalfone for collecting specimens; S.R. Floeter, C.L.B. Francini, S.S. Mendes, M.C.M. Rodrigues, R.B. Francini, G.L. Moura, J.C.G. Pereira, C. Sazima, D.V. Vervloet, and V.C. Vidal for help with the fieldwork; A. Maluf for help with the ZUEC collection; O.B.F. Gadig for identification of C. perezi; the Ibama (through H.M. Bulhões, G. Sales and M.B. Silva) for the opportunity to work at the Arquipélago dos Abrolhos and Atol das Rocas; the Brazilian Navy (through the 1st and 2nd Distrito Naval da Marinha do Brasil) and the Tamar/Ibama (through L. Magnabosco) for the opportunity to work on the Arquipélago dos Abrolhos and the Ilha da Trindade; the Instituto Florestal (through F.P. Campos and M.A. Fontes) for the opportunity to work on the P.E. Ilha Anchieta and on the islands along the coast of the State of São Paulo; the Aquário de Ubatuba (through H. Gallo) for donation of the specimen of A. coeruleus; the CNPq (grant 300992/79 to IS), the FAPESP (grants 96/0927-0 and 98/03491-3 to RLM and 96/5328-8 to IS) and the Finep/Pronex (grant 058-97 to Naércio A. Menezes) for essential financial support.



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