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New records on the ichthyofauna of the Gorringe seamount (Northeastern Atlantic)
Abecasis, D.; Cardigos, F.; Almada, F.; Gonçalves, J.M.S. (2009). New records on the ichthyofauna of the Gorringe seamount (Northeastern Atlantic). Mar. Biol. Res. 5(6): 605-611
In: Marine Biology Research. Taylor & Francis: Oslo. ISSN 1745-1000, more
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Keywords
    Seamounts; Underwater surveys; Parablennius pilicornis (Cuvier, 1829) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Abecasis, D.
  • Cardigos, F., more
  • Almada, F.
  • Gonçalves, J.M.S.

Abstract
    The Gorringe seamount is located in the convergence of the Eurasian and African plates, more than 100 nautical miles from the closest shore and isolated by depths over 3000 m. Underwater surveys were carried out at Gettysburg and Ormonde peaks to identify the ichthyofauna present at Gorringe. Ten species are first records for this seamount with special emphasis on two species of Blenniidae: Parablennius pilicornis and Parablennius ruber. Most species observed are widely distributed: 48% Atlantic-Mediterranean, 24% Eastern Atlantic, 12% Amphi-Atlantic, 12% Cosmopolitan. Only one species is endemic of the Macaronesia region (Abudefduf luridus). The most common species were A. luridus, Coris julis and Thalassoma pavo. This paper presents additional and relevant information on the ichhtyofauna of the Gorringe seamount.

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