Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

CHECKLIST OF FISH LARVAE RECORDED IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN

Johanna Medellín Mora, Andrea Polanco F., Gabriel R. Navas S.

Abstract


A taxonomic checklist of larval stages of fish species recorded in the Colombian Caribbean is presented, as a product of an extensive literature review of studies on the topic. Eighty five family records included in 21 orders, with a total of 129 species were found. In terms of composition, the order Perciformes has shown the highest number of families (41), genera (66) and species (46). The families Carangidae and Exocoetidae were the richest. In terms of distribution, it was evident a bigger sampling effort in La Guajira, Magdalena and San Andrés y Providencia provinces.

Keywords


Fish larvae; Colombian Caribbean Sea; check list; ichthyoplankton; Colombia

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2013.42.2.48

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