Deep-sea oceanic basslets (Perciformes, Howellidae) from Brazil: new records and range extensions

Type Article
Date 2019-11
Language English
Author(s) Nolé Eduardo Leandro1, 2, Teixeira Villarins Bárbara3, Rodrigues Martins Julia3, Lucena-Frédou Flavia1, Frédou Thierry1, Lira Alex Souza1, Travassos Paulo Eurico1, Bertrand Arnaud1, 2, 4, Mincarone Michael Maia3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Pesca e Aquicultura, Recife, PE, Brazil.
2 : Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), MARBEC, Université Montpellier, CNRS, Ifremer, IRD, Sète, France.
3 : Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Biodiversidade e Sustentabilidade, Caixa Postal 119331, Macaé, RJ, 27910-970, Brazil.
4 : Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Departamento de Oceanografia, Recife, PE, Brazil.
Source Check List (1809-127X) (Pensoft Publishers), 2019-11 , Vol. 15 , N. 6 , P. 965-971
DOI 10.15560/15.6.965
Keyword(s) Mesopelagic fishes, tropical islands, western South Atlantic

This study reports the occurrence of the oceanic basslet (Howellidae) in Brazilian waters. Bathysphyraenops simplex Parr, 1933, a rare species with a worldwide distribution, is recorded for the first time in Brazilian waters, based on three specimens collected off Rocas Atoll and Rio Grande do Norte. Howella atlantica Post & Quéro, 1991, known from the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean (64°N to 21°S), including waters around the Trindade Island, is reported off Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Rocas Atoll, and the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago. In addition, specimens previously reported in the literature as Howella brodie Ogilby, 1899 are reidentified as H. atlantica, extending the known distribution of this species to northeastern and southeastern Brazil. Measurements and counts for all specimens examined are provided.

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Nolé Eduardo Leandro, Teixeira Villarins Bárbara, Rodrigues Martins Julia, Lucena-Frédou Flavia, Frédou Thierry, Lira Alex Souza, Travassos Paulo Eurico, Bertrand Arnaud, Mincarone Michael Maia (2019). Deep-sea oceanic basslets (Perciformes, Howellidae) from Brazil: new records and range extensions. Check List, 15(6), 965-971. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :