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The northernmost record of Bassanago albescens and comments on the occurrence of Rhynchoconger guppyi (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae) along the Brazilian coast

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The northernmost occurrence of Bassanago albescens in the western Atlantic Ocean (off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is presented and compared with the available data on this species. Specimens formerly identified as Rhynchoconger guppyi from off the southern Brazilian coast are regarded as B. albescens.

Keywords: Congridae; distribution; taxonomy

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo, Laboratório de Peixes, Av. Nazaré 481, 04263-000 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Publication date: 2011-01-01

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