Check List 15(5): 767-772, doi: 10.15560/15.5.767
New records and update on the geographic distribution of the Bonyeared Assfish, Acanthonus armatus Günther, 1878 (Ophidiidae, Neobythitinae), in the Caribbean region
expand article infoAndrea Polanco F., Luisa F. Dueñas§, Jorge Leon|, Vladimir Puentes|
‡ Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras-INVEMAR. Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia, Santa Marta, Colombia§ Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia| Anadarko Colombia Company, Bogotá, Colombia
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Acanthonus armatus Günther, 1878 is reported for the first time in the southwestern Caribbean region, off Colombia. Remote Operate Vehicle videos and towed camera still photographs captured 13 images of A. armatus between 2215 and 2564 m. These are the first records of the species in the Caribbean continental coast of Colombia, representing a range extension to the southwestern Caribbean region, since previous records are from the northeastern Caribbean. Some photos of the specimens and the current distribution of the species in the Caribbean region are provided and reviewed.

Caribbean, range extension, ROV video survey, towed Camera, ultra-deep waters.