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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.18 no.1 Curitiba Mar. 2001

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81752001000100028 

Nota complementar sobre os hábitos de Gerres melanopterus (Teleostei, Gerreidae) na Baía de Guaratuba, Paraná, Brasil (25º52'S, 48º39'W)1

 

A complementary note about the habits of Genes melanopterus (Teleostei: Gerreidae) at Guaratuba Bay, Parana, Brazil (25º52'S, 48º39'W)

 

 

Paulo de Tarso C. Chaves; Maurício de Castro Robert

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná. Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-990 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. Bolsista do CNPq. E-mail: poissons@cce.ufpr.br

 

 


ABSTRACT

A survey performed in the Guaratuba Bay supports the hypothesis that the G. melanopterus individuals migrate to reproduce at the sea during summer. In autumn and winter, the adults return to the Bay, a pattern not yet described in the literature for this species. G. melanopterus explores the most internal areas of the Bay when the continental influence is lower. Differences in feeding habits were registered between individuals occupying the investigated area and those from a nearby mangrove previously studied.

Key words: Gerreidae, Gerres, migration, mangrove, estuaries, Brazil


 

 

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AGRADECIMENTOS. À Fundação Universidade Federal do Paraná e ao CNPq por auxílios concedidos, e ao Dr. W. Boeger (UFPR) pela correção do Abstract.

 

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Recebido em 23.III.2000; aceito em 07.IV.2001.

 

 

1 Contribuição número 1205 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná

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