Range extension and re-description of Synagrops argyreus (Perciformes, Acropomatidae)

Prokofiev A.M., Schwarzhans W.

Published date: June 2015
Volume: 39
Number: 2
Pagination: 083–090
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2015-392-001

Since its first description by Gilbert and Cramer (1897) (originally as Melanostoma argyreum), Synagrops argyreus was considered to be endemic to Hawaii. New data from the southern Indian Ocean in the Madagascar Channel and the Coral and Tasman Seas reveal a considerable wider geographical distribution of the species, adding to the growing number of pseudoceanic species with a wide distribution pattern in the Indo-Pacific.

Keywords: Acropomatidae - Range extension - South Indian Ocean - Synagrops argyreus
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