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Carvalho-Filho A.,Fish Bizz Ltda. | Marcovaldi G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Ribeiro F.A.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Paiva M.I.G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Sampaio C.L.S.,Federal University of Alagoas
Check List | Year: 2012

Grammicolepis brachiusculus, commonly known as Thorny tinselfish, was previously cited from Brazilian waters, but not thoroughly documented. Here we report about a new record of this species, based on three voucher specimens, 169.2-196.3 mm SL, collected off Bahia, Brazil. This report extends the range of the species southwards for a distance of about 3,500 kilometers along the South American coastline. Given its rarity, an updated diagnosis of the species, and an identification key to the Western Atlantic species of Grammicolepididae, are provided. © 2012 Check List and Authors. Source


Carvalho-Filho A.,Fish Bizz Ltda. | Marcolvaldi G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Paiva M.I.G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio
Marine Biodiversity Records | Year: 2011

The rare ophichthid eel Asarcenchelys longimanus is reported for the first time from Bahia State, north-eastern Brazil. To date, only two specimens of A. longimanus, the holotype and a paratype, were known. The new finding extends its distribution to about 2400 km southwards along the Brazilian coastline and provides a new maximum size for the species. Comparisons of the morphometric and meristic data between our specimens and those used in the original description are provided. Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2011. Source


Anderson A.B.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Carvalho-Filho A.,Fish Bizz Ltda. | Morais R.A.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | Nunes L.T.,Federal University of Santa Catarina | And 2 more authors.
Check List | Year: 2015

We present a checklist of 278 species of reef fishes recorded along the coastline of Santa Catarina state, the southernmost limit of distribution of tropical ichthyofauna on the coast of Brazil. Twelve new species records for this state are presented: Acanthurus coeruleus, Acanthurus monroviae, Apogon americanus, Cantherhines macrocerus, Chaetodon sedentarius, Chromis flavicauda, Clepticus brasiliensis, Decapterus punctatus, Gymnothorax vicinus, Herpetoichthys regius, Muraena retifera and Stegastes partitus. Stegastes partitus and H. regius are reported for the first time, respectively, from the Southwestern Atlantic and for the coastal part of this region, while Acanthurus monroviae is reported for the second time for the Southwestern Atlantic. We present habitat distribution, trophic structure and comment on biogeographic affinities of this transitional region, discussing both remarkable species presences and absences. © 2015, Check List and Authors. Source


Carvalho-Filho A.,Fish Bizz Ltda. | Marcovaldi G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Claudio L. S. Sampaio,Federal University of Alagoas | Paiva M.I.G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio | Duarte L.A.G.,Projeto TAMAR ICMBio
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

This is the third in a series of reports describing new or rare records caught with circle hooks, a method only recently being employed in exploratory fishing in Brazilian deep waters. Here we report the presence of one family and two species of perciform fishes new to, or never formerly reported from, Brazilian waters: the longfin escolar, Scombrolabrax heterolepis (Scombrolacidae), and the extremely rare ocean bass Verilus sordidus (Acropomatidae). The specimens were collected in outer shelf and slope areas at depths between 300 and 500 meters. Given the rarity of the species reported herein, we also provide an updated diagnosis for each species. We also discuss the need of adequate reports when new records are added to such a large ocean area as the Southwestern Atlantic. Copyright © 2010 · Magnolia Press. Source


Carvalho-Filho A.,Fish Bizz Ltda. | Santos S.,Federal University of Para | Sampaio I.,Federal University of Para
Zootaxa | Year: 2010

The American sciaenid genus Macrodon presently consists of only two species, the Atlantic Macrodon ancylodon (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), and the Pacific Macrodon mordax (Gilbert & Starks, 1904). The two species are distinguished mainly by the number of pored scales on the lateral line (66-78 in M. ancylodon vs. 45-55 in M. mordax). The present study revalidates a third species, the second from the Atlantic, Macrodon atricauda (Günther, 1880), which is genetically, morphologically, and geographically distinct from M. ancylodon, occurring between the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo and northern Argentina. It has significant economic importance in the area and thus considerations about its conservation are also presented. Copyright © 2010 · Magnolia Press. Source

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