Check List 13(3): e19721, doi: 10.15560/13.3.2119
First record of Batrachoides surinamensis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) and Canthidermis maculata (Bloch, 1786) (Pisces: Teleostei) from Rio Grande do Norte, northeastern coast of Brazil
expand article infoJosé Garcia Jr., Geovanine Araújo Alves§, Jorge Eduardo Lins Oliveira|, Adriana Rosa Carvalho§
‡ Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte, Campus Macau, Rua das Margaridas, 300, CEP 59500-000, Macau, RN, Brazil., Brazil§ Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Dept. of Ecology, Campus Central. CEP 59.098-970 Natal/RN, Brazil., Brazil| Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Departamento de Oceanografia e Limnologia, Laboratório de Biologia Pesqueira, Praia de Mãe Luiza, s/n°, CEP 59014-100, Natal, RN, Brazil., Brazil
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A new occurrence each of Batrachoides surinam­ensis and Canthidermis maculata is reported in the northeastern coast of Brazil. This report adds to the known records for both species and increases the regional marine fish richness to 461 species. Following these records, 1.6 tons of C. maculata were landed from May 2016 to January 2017, representing more than 1,500 individuals caught monthly. While it sheds light on the importance of C. maculata, the economic and social role of B. surinamensis remains unknown. Likewise, their conservation status is currently uncertain and further investigation is warranted.
ichthyofauna; marine biodiversity; new record; Western Atlantic Ocean; Pacuma Toadfish; Rough Triggerfish