Southern extension of three species of tropical bony fishes along the coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Andrés C. Milessi, Jorge H. Colonello, Federico Cortés, Carlos A. Lasta, Juan A. Waessle, Lucrecia Allega


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-20

We document the southern records of three species of tropical bony fishes along the coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (CBAP, 36-38ºS). Rachycentrum canadum, Elops saurus and Caulolatilus chrysops were caught by bottom-trawl commercial vessels. Records presented here significantly extend southward their latitudinal distribution from those previously reported. Using sea surface temperature satellite images we show a southward warm circulation event from Brazil as a putative factor to explain the occurrence of these bony fishes in the CBAP.

Milessi A, Colonello J, Cortés F, Lasta C, Waessle J, Allega L. Southern extension of three species of tropical bony fishes along the coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;40(4): 1061-1065. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-20 [Accessed 10 Dec. 2019].
Milessi, A., Colonello, J., Cortés, F., Lasta, C., Waessle, J., & Allega, L. (2017). Southern extension of three species of tropical bony fishes along the coast of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 40(4), 1061-1065. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol40-issue4-fulltext-20