Check List 16(3): 699-705, doi: 10.15560/16.3.699
New records of fishes for the Vitória-Trindade Chain, southwestern Atlantic
expand article infoHelder Coelho Guabiroba, Caio Ribeiro Pimentel, Raphael Mariano Macieira§, Gabriel Costa Cardozo-Ferreira, João Batista Teixeira, João Luiz Gasparini, Jean-Christophe Joyeux|, Thiony Simon, Luiz A. Rocha, Hudson Tercio Pinheiro
‡ Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil§ Universidade Vila Velha, Vila Velha, Brazil| Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil¶ California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, United States of America
† Deceased author
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Oceanic islands and seamounts play an important role on the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, however, these environments are still poorly understood. Here we report 15 new records of reef fish species for the Davis Seamount, Trindade Island and Martin Vaz Archipelago, in the Vitoria-Trindade Chain (VTC). Such isolated sites are among the last frontier for shallow reef exploration in the South Atlantic, and more scientific effort is needed to better understand their biogeography and to help in conservation efforts.
Biodiversity, biogeography, Brazilian Province, conservation, oceanic islands, reef fish, seamounts