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The occurrence of Sparisoma frondosum (Teleostei: Labridae) in the Cape Verde Archipelago, with a summary of expatriated Brazilian endemic reef fishes
Freitas, R.; Luiz, O.J.; Silva, P.N.; Floeter, S.R.; Bernardi, G.; Ferreira, C.E.L. (2014). The occurrence of Sparisoma frondosum (Teleostei: Labridae) in the Cape Verde Archipelago, with a summary of expatriated Brazilian endemic reef fishes. Mar. Biodiv. 44(2): 173-179 . hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12526-013-0194-z
In: Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 1867-1616, more
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Keywords
    Biogeography; Dispersal phenomena; New records; Marine
Author keywords
    Dispersal; Trans-Atlantic; North Atlantic countercurrent

Authors  Top 
  • Freitas, R.
  • Luiz, O.J.
  • Silva, P.N.
  • Floeter, S.R.
  • Bernardi, G.
  • Ferreira, C.E.L.

Abstract
    The occurrence of the Brazilian endemic parrotfish Sparisoma frondosum is confirmed for the Cape Verde Archipelago, in the Tropical Eastern Atlantic. In total, 12 species of reef fishes previously thought to be either endemic or originated in the Brazilian Province have been recently recorded as vagrants in the southern Caribbean and in West African offshore islands. We suggest that the seasonal and somewhat overlooked North Equatorial Countercurrent should receive more attention as a potential dispersal route for marine organisms crossing the Atlantic in a west–east direction.

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