Southernmost record of Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coryphaenidae) in the southwest Atlantic Ocean, off Mar del Plata, Argentina

Daniel E. Figueroa, Andrés C. Milessi, Agustin M. De Wysiecki

Submited: 2023-06-29 09:50:40 | Published: 2024-04-30 21:22:55

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3120

Abstract


This paper reports the presence of the common dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus, in Argentinian waters for the first time, with a specimen collected by experienced sport fishermen near Mar del Plata (38°S). This finding also represents the first record of a species from the Coryphaenidae family in Argentinian waters. The collection of these specimens coincided with sightings of other rarely-seen pelagic and oceanic fish species during the same period, providing further evidence supporting the influx of subtropical fish species from warmer Brazilian waters. These observations highlight the need for continued monitoring of fish populations and their distribution and the ecological dynamics within the region.


Figueroa D, Milessi A, De Wysiecki A. Southernmost record of Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coryphaenidae) in the southwest Atlantic Ocean, off Mar del Plata, Argentina. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2024;52(2): 331-335. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3120 [Accessed 18 May. 2024].
Figueroa, D., Milessi, A., & De Wysiecki, A. (2024). Southernmost record of Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 (Coryphaenidae) in the southwest Atlantic Ocean, off Mar del Plata, Argentina. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 52(2), 331-335. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3120