Check List 12(1): e19424, doi: 10.15560/12.1.1822
New records of Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004 (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) from the coast of Paraná, southern Brazil
expand article infoLuci F. Pereira, Rosana B. Silveira§, Vinícius Abilhoa|
‡ Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil§ Laboratório de Aquicultura Marinha (LABAQUAC), Brazil| Museu de História Natural Capão da Imbuia, Brazil
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Abstract: The seahorse Hippocampus patagonicus (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) is the southernmost occurring species of its genus in the South Atlantic Ocean. Its distribution seems to be restricted to the Southwestern Atlantic, along the coasts of Argentina and Brazil. Herein we report the incidental capture of six individuals as bycatch in the shrimp trawl fishery off the coast of Paraná, southern Brazil. Additional information on the geographic distribution of H. patagonicus, together with its ecology and life history, is important for conservation of this threatened species. These data can promote the development of appropriate management and conservation strategies for populations along the Brazilian coast. 
distribution; Gasterosteiformes; bycatch; Southwestern Atlantic; threatened species