Skip to main content
×
×
Home

The deep-sea fish Kali macrodon: a new record for the tropical eastern Atlantic off Cape Verde

  • Rui Pedro Vieira (a1), Ralf Thiel (a2), Bernd Christiansen (a3), Rui Coelho (a4), Anneke Denda (a3) and Jorge Manuel Dos Santos Gonçalves (a4)...
Abstract

A new deep-sea fish is reported for the tropical eastern Atlantic. The rare chiasmodontid Kali macrodon was caught for the first time in Cape Verdean waters during an oceanographic survey in September 2009. This record provides the fifth occurrence for the species in the north-eastern Atlantic and represents the third specimen ever caught in tropical waters.

Copyright
Corresponding author
Correspondence should be addressed to: R.P. Vieira, CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal emails: r.vieira87@gmail.com/rpvieira@ua.pt
Footnotes
Hide All
a

Present address: CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Footnotes
References
Hide All
Franca, M.L.P. and Vasconcelos, M.S. (1962) Peixes do Arquipélago de Cabo Verde. Notas Mimeografadas do Centro de Biologia Piscatória 28, 86 pp.
Froese, R. and Pauly, D. (2012) FishBase. Worldwide electronic publication. Available at http://www.fishbase.org (version 12/2012) (accessed 20 September 2012).
Johnson, R.K. (1969) A review of the fish genus Kali (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae). Copeia 1969, 386391.
Johnson, R.K. and Cohen, D.M. (1974) Results of the research cruises of FRV ‘Walther Herwig’ to South America. XXX. Revision of the chiasmodontid fish genera Dysalotus and Kali, with descriptions of two new species. Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft 25, 1346.
Melo, M. (2008) The genus Kali Lloyd (Chiasmodontidae: Teleostei) with description of new two species, and the revalidation of K. kerberti Weber. Zootaxa 1747, 133.
Melo, M. (2010) Kali colubrina Melo, 2008: a senior synonym of Kali caribbaea Prokofiev, 2008 (Acanthomorphata: Chiasmodontidae). Zootaxa 2576, 5658.
Menezes, G.M., Tariche, O., Pinho, M.R., Duarte, P.N., Fernandes, A. and Aboim, M.A. (2004) Annotated list of fishes caught by the R/V ARQUIPÉLAGO off the Cape Verde archipelago. Arquipélago: Life and Marine Sciences 21A, 5771.
Merrett, N.R. and Marshall, N.B. (1981) Observations on the ecology of deep-sea bottom-living fishes collected off northwest Africa (08°–27°N). Progress in Oceanography 9, 185244.
Monteiro, P., Ribeiro, D., Silva, J.A., Bispo, J. and Gonçalves, J.M.S. (2008) Ichthyofauna assemblages from two unexplored Atlantic seamounts: Northwest Bank and João Valente Bank (Cape Verde archipelago). Scientia Marina 72, 133143.
Mooi, R.D. and Paxton, J.R. (2001) Chiasmodontidae. In Carpenter, K.E. and Niem, V.H. (eds) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, sea snakes and marine mammals. Rome, FAO, pp. 33814218.
Prokofiev, A.M. (2009) First finding of Kali caribbaea (Chiasmodontidae) in the Indian Ocean with comments on the synonymy of the species. Journal of Ichthyology 49, 1022.
Prokofiev, A.M. (2011a) Swallowerfishes (Chiasmodontidae) from the Northwestern Part of the Pacific Ocean and Adjacent Waters. Journal of Ichthyology 51, 725748.
Prokofiev, A.M. (2011b) Pseudoscopelus sagamianus Tanaka, 1908 (Chiasmodontidae): designation of the neotype, morphological characteristics of the North Pacific population, and species variation within its whole area. Journal of Ichthyology 51, 809812.
Reiner, F. (1996) Catálogo dos peixes do arquipélago de Cabo Verde. Lisboa, Instituto Português de Investigação Marítima. Publicações Avulsas do IPIMAR, No. 2, 339 pp.
Reiner, F. (2005) Peixes do Arquipélago de Cabo Verde. Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas. Mindelo: República de Cabo Verde, 340 pp.
Sutton, T.T., Porteiro, F.M., Heino, M., Byrkjedal, I., Langhelle, G., Anderson, C.I.H., Horne, J., Søiland, H., Falkenhaug, T., Godø, O.R. and Bergstad, O.A. (2008) Vertical structure, biomass and topographic association of deep-pelagic fishes in relation to a mid-ocean ridge system. Deep-Sea Research II 55, 161184.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Marine Biodiversity Records
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 1755-2672
  • URL: /core/journals/marine-biodiversity-records
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed