Check List 6(4): 657-658, doi: 10.15560/6.4.657
Pisces, Anguilliformes, Moringuidae, Moringua edwardsi (Jordan and Bollman, 1889): first record in Atol das Rocas, northeastern Brazil
expand article infoCarolina Cerqueira de Paiva, Maurizélia de Brito Silva, Tito Monteiro da Cruz Lotufo
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Moringua edwardsi is recorded for the first time at Atol das Rocas, northeastern Brazil. Previous records of the species were located in the western Atlantic Ocean, from Florida to southeastern Brazil, but with many gaps between these regions. A single specimen was collected in Atol das Rocas in July 2007 and it is deposited in the Dias da Rocha Ichthyological Collection. The new record of M. edwardsi fills a geographic distribution gap of this species and complements the inventory of fish species inhabiting one of the most unique marine protected areas in the world.