Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

The deep-sea fish Kali macrodon: a new record for the tropical eastern Atlantic off Cape Verde

Rui Pedro Vieiraa1 c1 p1, Ralf Thiela2, Bernd Christiansena3, Rui Coelhoa4, Anneke Dendaa3 and Jorge Manuel Dos Santos Gonçalvesa4

a1 CCMAR—Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal

a2 University of Hamburg, Biocenter Grindel and Zoological Museum, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

a3 University of Hamburg, Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft, Große Elbstraße 133, 22767 Hamburg, Germany

a4 CCMAR—Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal

Abstract

A new deep-sea fish is reported for the tropical eastern Atlantic. The rare chiasmodontid Kali macrodon was caught for the first time in Cape Verdean waters during an oceanographic survey in September 2009. This record provides the fifth occurrence for the species in the north-eastern Atlantic and represents the third specimen ever caught in tropical waters.

(Received October 09 2012)

(Accepted November 27 2012)

Keywords

  • Kali macrodon ;
  • Chiasmodontidae;
  • Senghor Seamount;
  • Cape Verde

Correspondence

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: R.P. Vieira, CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal emails: r.vieira87@gmail.com/rpvieira@ua.pt

p1 Present address: CESAM & Department of Biology, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal