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Ten new records of reef fish on the coast of Santa Catarina State, Brazil

  • Diego R Barneche (a1), Antônio B Anderson (a1), Sergio R Floeter (a1), Marcelo Silveira (a1), Daniel F Dinslaken (a1) and Alfredo Carvalho-Filho (a2)...

We present a list with 10 new records of reef fish on the coast of Santa Catarina State, the southernmost site of tropical reef fish occurrence on the Brazilian coast. We also comment on the distribution-range of the recently described Halichoeres sazimai (Labridae).

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Correspondence should be addressed to: D.R. Barneche, Laboratório de Biogeografia e Macroecologia Marinha, Departamento de Ecologia e Zoologia, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC 88010-970, Brazil email:
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Marine Biodiversity Records
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