Check List 12(4): e19551, doi: 10.15560/12.4.1949
Record of Electrona paucirastra Bolin, 1962 (Pisces: Myctophiformes: Myctophidae) in Brazilian waters, with comments on the occurrence of Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829) in the western South Atlantic
expand article infoRodrigo A. Caires
‡ Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
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Electrona risso, a warm circumtropical lanternfish species distributed in all oceans, has been reported in the western Atlantic from Suriname to Southern Brazil. Re-examination of specimens attributed to this species which presumably supported the southernmost record in the western South Atlantic and are available at Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, revealed that they were misidentified and are really Electrona paucirastra. As a result, E. paucirastra is reported for the first time in southern Brazil and the distribution of E. risso in the western Atlantic is discussed.
Electrona paucirastra; Electrona risso; distribution; southern Brazil