a1 Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department, PO Box 598, FIPASS, Stanley, FIQQ 1ZZ, Falkland Islands
a2 California Academy of Sciences, Section of Ichthyology, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
One individual of the Pacific grenadier, Coryphaenoides acrolepis, was recorded for the first time in the South Atlantic (54°00′S 56°52′W–53°57′S 56°44′W, depth range 1540–1860 m). The species is endemic to the North Pacific, and its appearance off the Falkland Islands, as with some other endemic North Pacific species found there recently, might be possibly explained by changes in water circulation in deep seas. During the last decade deep waters around the islands have become less saline and warmer, which is in agreement with respective changes in water masses in Antarctica.
(Received September 30 2013)
(Accepted November 05 2013)
p1 Present address: CEFAS, Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, NR33 0HT, UK