Rediscovery of Anthias salmopunctatus Lubbock & Edwards, 1981, with comments on its natural history and conservation
Abstract:After c. 30 years without sighting or capture, Anthias salmopunctatus was rediscovered at the type locality, St Peter and St Paul’s Rocks, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. To date, the known distribution is restricted to depths varying from 35 to 55 m in vertical drop offs around the perimeter of the islands (c. 400 m). This may be the smallest geographic range known for a marine fish species.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Departamento de Ecologia e Recursos Naturais, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Ave. F. Ferrari, 514, Goiabeiras 29075-910, Vitória, ES, Brazil
Publication date: April 1, 2007