Tuesday, August 2, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2013] The Coastal Fishes of the Cape Verde Islands - New Records and an Annotated Check-list: (Pisces)



Abstract
A check-list of the coastal fishes of the Cape Verde Islands is presented. The species Acantholabrus palloni, Canthigaster supramacula, Carcharhinus leucas, Chaetodipterus lippei, Corniger spinosus, Dasyatis centroura, Didogobius n. sp., Epigonus constanciae, Halobatrachus didactylus, Hemiramphus balao, Leptocharias smithii, Lobotes surinamensis, Malacoctenus n. sp., Megalops atlanticus, Mugil bananensis, Mugil capurrii, Negaprion brevirostris, Rhinecanthus aculeatus, Sardinella aurita, Sciaena umbra, Serranus heterurus, Sphyraena barracuda, Uranoscopus cadenati, and Zu cristatus are recorded for the first time from the Cape Verde Islands. We have recognized 77 previous records as identification errors or registration errors and indicate 35 other records as doubtful. Including the 24 new records, we now list 315 fish species from the coastal waters of the Cape Verde Islands. Twenty of them (6.3 %) appear to be endemic to the archipelago.




 Peter Wirtz, Alberto Brito, Jesús M Falcón, Rui Freitas, Ronald Fricke, Vanda Monteiro, Francisco Reiner and Oksana Tariche. 2013. The Coastal Fishes of the Cape Verde Islands - New Records and an Annotated Check-list: (Pisces). Spixiana 36(1); 113-142.

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