DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.2.2065

The presence of the Patagonian seahorse Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto, 2004 (Teleostei: Syngnatidae) in Monte Hermoso, southwestern Buenos Aires province, Argentina

María L. Estalles, María G. Pujol, Natalia E. Sánchez, Juan M. Díaz de Astarloa, Diego C. Luzzatto

Abstract


Based on data gathered during interviews with local artisanal fishermen and seahorses collected by them, Hippocampus patagonicus Piacentino & Luzzatto 2004 was found to occur in coastal waters of Monte Hermoso, southwestern Buenos Aires province, Argentina. High catches spanning several years and the identification of specimens confirm the presence of H. patagonicus in Monte Hermoso. 


Keywords


distribution; fish; Gasterosteiformes; record; Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

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