Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

First record of Callorhinchus callorynchus and Trachurus lathami, in a south-western Atlantic coastal lagoon

G.E. Blasinaa1a2 c1, S.M. Delpiania1a3, D.O. Brunoa1, M. González Castroa1a4 and J.M. Díaz de Astarloaa1a2a5

a1 Laboratorio de Ictiología, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina

a2 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)

a3 Museo del Mar, Mar del Plata, Argentina

a4 Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIC)

a5 Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP)

Abstract

We report the occurrence of Trachurus lathami and Callorhinchus callorynchus in Mar Chiquita coastal lagoon (37°44′S 57°25′W, Buenos Aires, Argentina). The capture of both specimens apparently represents the first record in a coastal lagoon. The presence of both species in this lagoon, suggests that fluctuating characteristics of environmental factors in estuaries, present proper scenarios for incursions of estuarine-non-dependent marine fish.

(Received June 12 2008)

(Accepted October 20 2008)

Keywords

  • Callorhinchus callorynchus;
  • Trachurus lathami;
  • coastal lagoons

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: G.E. Blasina, Laboratorio de Ictiología, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina email: blasina@mdp.edu.ar