Range extension of Sanopus splendidus (Actinopterygii: Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) in the Caribbean Sea

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15359/revmar.11-1.3

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splendid toadfish, new record, Mexico, endemic species, fish

Abstract

This paper records the presence of the splendid toadfish Sanopus splendidus Collete, Starck & Phillips, 1974, an endemic species from the Mexican Caribbean in two sampling sites in the Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc National Park (Mexico). Two subjects were photographed by sport divers. This is the northernmost record of this species in the Caribbean, broadening the known range by approximately 105 km from their type locality (Cozumel Island).

Author Biographies

Rigoberto Moreno-Mendoza, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción

Facultad de Ciencias.

Roberto Barrientos-Medina, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Departamento de Ecología, Cuerpo Académico de Ecología Tropical. Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias

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Published

2019-03-06

How to Cite

Moreno-Mendoza, R., & Barrientos-Medina, R. (2019). Range extension of Sanopus splendidus (Actinopterygii: Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) in the Caribbean Sea. Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 11(1), 43-50. https://doi.org/10.15359/revmar.11-1.3

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Moreno-Mendoza, R., & Barrientos-Medina, R. (2019). Range extension of Sanopus splendidus (Actinopterygii: Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae) in the Caribbean Sea. Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 11(1), 43-50. https://doi.org/10.15359/revmar.11-1.3

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