Papers/Abstracts

First Caribbean record of Akko dionaea (Pisces: Gobiidae), another South American endemic

Acero, P., William J. Richards, Felipe Amaya and María M. Criales

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 133-138, Volume 9, Issue 4 – April 2005

Abstract
Akko dionaea Birdsong and Robins is reported here from the Colombian Caribbean, based on specimens collected at the mouth of the estuary Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta. Ten night collections with channel nets at the mouth of the estuary yielded a total of 228 specimens representing larval to juvenile stages. Specimens were captured during the new and full moon, mainly during the dry season. Larval and juvenile stages of A. dionaea are described here for the first time. The species  undergoes strong allometric changes during its development, mainly in the  length of the head and eye. The species is described and the ecology and biogeography of the species are discussed.

Full Text | PDF (192 KB)

REFERENCES

Acero P. A. 1984. The chaenopsine blennies of the southwestern Caribbean (Pisces: Clinidae: Chaenopsinae) I. Systematic analysis and zoogeography. Anales Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín, 14: 29-46.

Acero, P. A. 1985. Zoogeographical implications of the distribution of selected families of Caribbean coral reef fishes. Proceedings Fifth International Coral Reef Congress, Tahiti, 5: 433-438.

Birdsong, R. S. & C. R. Robins. 1995. New genus and species of seven-spined goby (Gobiidae: Gobiosomini) from the offing of the Amazon River, Brazil. Copeia, 1995 (3): 676-683.

Criales, M. M., C. Yeung, F. Amaya, A. López, A., D. Jones & W. Richards. 2002. Larval supply of fishes, shrimps and crabs into the Ciénaga Grande of Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean. Caribbean Journal of Science 38 (1-2): 52-65.

Rueda, M. & E. Mancera. 1995. Alteraciones fisicoquímicas de la columna de agua, generadas por el uso del boliche (método de pesca artesanal) en la Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Caribe colombiano. Anales Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín, 24: 23-37.

Salzwedel, H. & K. Müller. 1983. A summary of meteorological and hydrological data from the Bay of Santa Marta, Colombian Caribbean. Anales Instituto Investigaciones Marinas de Punta Betín, 13: 67-83.

Santos-Martínez, A. & Acero P. A. 1991. Fish community of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta (Colombia): composition and zoogeography. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 2 (3): 247-263.

Smith, P. E. & S. L. Richardson. 1979. Técnicas modelo para prospecciones de huevos y larvas de peces pelágicos. FAO Documento de Pesca, (175), 107 p.

Van Tassell, J. L. & C. C. Baldwin. 2004. A review of the gobiid genus Akko (Teleostei: Gobiidae) with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 462: 1-15.

Wiedemann, H. U. 1973. Reconnaissance of the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, Colombia: physical parameters and geological history. Mitteilungen Instituto Colombo-Alemán Investigaciones Científicas, 7: 85-119.

Previous post

Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2005

Next post

Bottom trawl-caught fishes and some features of their vertical distribution in the Pacific waters off the north Kuril Islands and south-east Kamchatka, 1993-1999

The Author

Rossella

Rossella

No Comment

Leave a reply