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Range extension of the Patagonian seahorse in Brazil: a biological treasure hauled up by local fishermen

Authors

  • Natalie V. Freret-Meurer Laboratory of Animal Behavior and Conservation, Universidade Santa Úrsula. Rua Fernando Ferrari 75, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22231-040, Brazil
  • Tatiane C. Fernández Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Roberto Alcântara Gomes Institute of Biology (IBRAG), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20550-011, Brazil
  • Amanda C. Vaccani Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, Roberto Alcântara Gomes Institute of Biology (IBRAG), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rua São Francisco Xavier 524, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20550-011, Brazil
  • Gabriela S. Cabiró Graduate Program in Ecology, Instituto de Biologia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, 37, Cidade Universitária, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21941- 590, Brazil

Keywords:

Brazil, bycatch, fish, Guanabara Bay, Hippocampus patagonicus, Syngnathidae

Abstract

The Patagonian seahorse Hippocampus patagonicus occurs between the southern coast of Argentina and southern Brazil. The present study documents the first occurrence of H. patagonicus in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, where it was taken as a fishery bycatch. They were caught in gillnets and had been preserved by the fishermen in absolute alcohol. The females were in reproductive stage 3, which indicates that they may migrate to Guanabara Bay to reproduce.

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2022-04-13

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Freret-Meurer, N. V. ., Fernández , T. C. ., Vaccani, A. C. ., & Cabiró, G. S. . (2022). Range extension of the Patagonian seahorse in Brazil: a biological treasure hauled up by local fishermen. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(X). Retrieved from https://wildlife-biodiversity.com/index.php/jwb/article/view/195

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