New records of non-indigenous fishes (Perciformes and Tetraodontiformes) from the Canary Islands (north-eastern Atlantic)

Triay-Portella R., Pajuelo J.G., Manent P., Espino F., Ruiz-Díaz R., Lorenzo J.M., González J.A.

Published date: September 2015
Volume: 39
Number: 3
Pagination: 163–174
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2015-393-001
Abstract

We report the collection of specimens of Paranthias furcifer (Serranidae), Abudefduf hoefleri (Pomacentridae), Acanthurus bahianus, A. chirurgus, A. coeruleus (Acanthuridae), and Cantherhines pullus (Monacanthidae) as first records for these tropical and subtropical species from the Canary Islands (north-eastern Atlantic). Most of these records coincide with the presence of oil platforms towards and within the Port of Las Palmas. Regarding the management of the arrival of warm-affinity fish species, it would be necessary to implement control and monitoring measures to avoid they become invaders, displacing indigenous species and changing the ecosystems.

Keywords: Acanthuridae - Canary Islands - Eastern Atlantic - Monacanthidae - New record - Oil platforms - Pomacentridae - Serranidae
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