First occurrence of the lined seahorse Hippocampus erectus in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

L. C. Woodall*, H. J. Koldewey, S. V. Santos, P. W. Shaw

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Abstract

A seahorse specimen from Banco Acores (Azores Archipelago) was identified using morphological and molecular genetic data as Hippocampus erectus. This specimen represents the first record of H. erectus in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, well outside its reported range, and may provide evidence of long-distance translocation in what are assumed to be relatively sedentary fish.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1505-1512
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume75
Issue number6
Early online date09 Nov 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • GENETICS
  • DNA sequencing
  • DISPERSAL
  • DNA
  • TRADE
  • FISHES
  • CONSERVATION
  • PHYLOGENY
  • FAMILY SYNGNATHIDAE
  • Azores

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