Manuscrits sous presse

  • Results of the research expedition Biaçores 1971 – Fishes and list of stations

    • Almeida, Armando J.
    • Biscoito, Manuel
    Date d'acceptation: 12 octobre 2018
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    Abstract

    The fishes collected during the Biaçores research expedition on board R/V Jean Charcot, in October/November, 1971, were studied and a list of stations given. In all, 861 specimens, belonging to 98 species and 48 families from 79 stations, seven of which in the high seas and 72 around or on the coast of the islands of the Azores, were identified. The presence of Rajella bathyphila (Holt & Byrne, 1908) and Arnoglossus imperialis (Rafinesque, 1810) is here confirmed.

  • First record of five fish species from Réunion Island observed during the inventory of the Marine Natural Zones of Interest for Ecology, Flora and Fauna (ZNIEFF)

    • PINAULT Mathieu
    • WICKEL Julien
    • MULOCHAU Thierry
    • NICET Jean-Benoît
    • FRICKE Ronald
    Date d'acceptation: 26 novembre 2018
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    This paper reports the first record of 5 species of marine fishes from Reunion Island, identified during biodiversity surveys carried out within the framework of the Marine Natural Zones of Interest for Ecology, Flora and Fauna (ZNIEFF). These species: Fusigobius inframaculatus (Randall, 1994), Fusigobius neophytus (Günther, 1877), Samariscus triocellatus Woods, 1960, Trichonotus marleyi (Smith, 1936) and Zapogon evermanni (Jordan and Snyder, 1904) were all photographed within non-reef habitats, despite the sampling of all the island's reef and non-reef habitats of significant ecological interest. This study confirms the hypothesis that more sustained sampling of non-reef and deep-sea habitats on the island would likely still allow the record of many new species.

  • First record of the copperstriped cardinalfish Ostorhinchus holotaenia (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Apogonidae) from Toamasina, Madagascar

    • PINAULT Mathieu
    • WICKEL Julien
    • FRICKE Ronald
    Date d'acceptation: 12 octobre 2018
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    This paper reports the first record of the species Ostorhinchus holotaenia Regan, 1905 from Madagascar. This species was identified during a survey of marine introduced species, carried out in June 2018 in and close to the port of Toamasina, on behalf of the Indian Ocean Commission. However, although the question of a possible introduction of the species by maritime traffic may be raised, this observation is probably more of a range extension of the species, already identified as Indo-West Pacific distribution. This study confirms the need of continuing sampling, particularly of habitats usually considered as of secondary scientific interest, with the aim of completing the current lists of species.

  • First record of the near threatened native seahorse Hippocampus reidi (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) in an ecosystem dominated by the invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea in the Caribbean Sea

    • PINAULT Mathieu
    • WICKEL Julien
    • NICET Jean-Benoit
    • CHENOZ Marc
    • De MONTGOLFIER Benjamin
    • FRICKE Ronald
    Date d'acceptation: 19 novembre 2018
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    A specimen of the Longsnout seahorse (Hippocampus reidi) was photographed in a seagrass bed dominated by the invasive species Halophila stipulacea at 11 m depth, on 9th June 2017, in front of the Madiana Beach, Schœlcher, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea. This short communication reports the first observation of H. reidi in this exotic ecosystem.
     

  • First record of the southwestern Indian Ocean endemic Apolemichthys kingi (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) from Sainte Marie Island, Madagascar

    • WICKEL Julien
    • TOTO Luciano Landry
    • PINAULT Mathieu
    • FRICKE Ronald
    • PONTON Dominique
    Date d'acceptation: 27 septembre 2018
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    Known to date as an endemic species of the border area between South Africa and Mozambique, Apolemichthys kingi is reported for the first time from the northeast coast of Madagascar (Sainte-Marie Island) at 34 m deep. The presence of this species in Madagascar was corroborated by the record in the BOLD database of a specimen with similar morphology, captured in 2013 on the southeast coast of Madagascar (Fort Dauphin). These observations confirm the range extension of the species to eastern Madagascar and enhance the hypothesis of larval connectivity between the African continent and the east of Madagascar. This paper also highlights the importance of deep reef habitats prospection in the southwest Indian Ocean islands, for a better understanding of biodiversity and ecological functionality of these poorly known habitats.

  • Range extension of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus (Gobiidae) in southern Sumatra, Indonesia

    • Iqbal Muhammad
    • Halim Amran
    • Adriani Desra
    • Pormansyah
    • Saputra Rio Firman
    Date d'acceptation:
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    A specimen of Periophthalmodon septemradiatus was caught and photographed on 16 September 2017 in the Musi River, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia. This specimen represents range extension of P. septemradiatus for mainland Sumatra, which extends the species range 450 km south of its currently known distribution.

  • A first record of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida (Gobiidae) in Indonesian waters

    • Iqbal Muhammad
    • Setiawan Doni
    • Setiawan Arum
    • Kadarisman Riza
    • Yustian Indra
    Date d'acceptation:
    Statut: Sous presse/In press

    Résumé

    In April 2017, some individuals of the vanishing silhouette goby Silhouettea evanida were identified and photographed in the estuary of the Sembilang River, South Sumatra province, Indonesia. There is no previous report on the occurrence of Silhouettea evanida in Indonesia, and this observation constitutes a first record for the country.