Check List 10(1): 175-178, doi: 10.15560/10.1.175
An extension of the distribution of Selar crumenophthalmus (Bloch, 1793) (Teleostei: Carangidae) in southern Brazil
expand article infoFábio Lameiro Lameiro, Leonardo Evangelista Moraes§
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana, Brazil
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In this study, we document an extension of the distribution of the Bigeye scad Selar crumenophthalmus to the coast of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. This finding increases the range of S. crumenophthalmus by approximately 650 km and represents the southernmost record for the species on the western coast of the Atlantic. Additionally, as this region has been relatively well sampled both during past decades and currently, we discuss possible reasons why this range extension has been observed only recently.
Teleostei; Carangidae; distribution; new record; range extension