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

  • Rigoberto Moreno Mendoza Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. Concepción, Chile.
  • Roberto Barrientos Medina Departamento de Ecología, Cuerpo Académico de Ecología Tropical. Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. Mérida, Yucatán, México

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).

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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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