Check List 14(4): 675-679, doi: 10.15560/14.4.675
First records of the Redfin Brotula, Petrotyx sanguineus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928) (Ophidiiformes, Bythitidae), in the western South Atlantic
expand article infoArthur de B. Bauer, Alfredo Carvalho-Filho§, Rodrigo A. Caires|, Michael M. Mincarone
‡ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Macaé, Brazil§ Fish-Bizz Ltda., São Paulo, Brazil| Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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The present study reports on the first records of the bythitid Redfin Brotula, Petrotyx sanguineus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1928), in the western South Atlantic, based on 7 specimens (50.8–152.8 mm SL) from 5 localities along the northeastern coast of Brazil: (1) Praia de Maracaípe, Ipojuca and (2) Praia de Tamandaré, Tamandaré, in Pernambuco state; and (3) Praia do Forte, Mata de São João, (4) Praia de Busca Vida, Camaçari, and (5) Barra do Pote, Vera Cruz, in Bahia state. This species was previously known only in the western Central Atlantic, from Bahamas to Trinidad and Tobago, including the Caribbean Sea. In addition to the new distributional information, morphological data are provided based on the specimens examined.

Reef fish; distribution; Brazil