Check List 13(4): 1-5, doi: 10.15560/13.4.1
First record of the Sea Chub, Kyphosus atlanticus (Sakai & Nakabo 2014) (Perciformes, Kyphosidae), in the extreme south of the Brazilian coast
expand article infoMauricio Lang dos Santos, Valéria Marques Lemos, Débora Fernanda Avila Troca, João Paes Vieira
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Brazil
Open Access
This is the first record of Kyphosus atlanticus (Sakai & Nakabo, 2014) from Tramandai, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. In the Western Atlantic, the range of this marine fish known to extend from New England to São Paulo state, Brazil. We hypothesize that the occurrence of K. atlanticus outside its natural range is due to the recent (1968) establishment of new fish aggregation devices (two buoys, SPM-1 and SPM-2, of the Sea Terminal “Almirante Soares Dutra”), which enable this species to populate new areas.
Sea chubs; Western Atlantic coast; extension range; fish aggregation devices