The Reef-fish Fauna of the Northern Patagonian Gulfs, Argentina, South-western Atlantic
David E. Galván*, 1, Leonardo A. Venerus1, Alejo J. Irigoyen1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2009
First Page: 90
Last Page: 98
Publisher Id: TOFISHSJ-2-90
Article History:Received Date: 13/06/2008
Revision Received Date: 06/02/2009
Acceptance Date: 09/02/2009
Electronic publication date: 16/12/2009
Collection year: 2009
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A checklist containing 29 species of reef fishes recorded at the gulfs San José and Nuevo in Argentina (~42º– 43ºS) is provided. The reef-fish assemblages of the San José and Nuevo gulfs are a mix of warm-temperate fauna from the South-western Atlantic Province, and cold-temperate species from the South-American Province; however, warm-temperate fishes dominated in both gulfs. The presence of the families Bovichtidae, Eleginopidae, Nototheniidae, Congiopodidae, Sebastidae and Moridae distinguished the Patagonian region from the rest of the Atlantic coast.