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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

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MONCAYO-ESTRADA, Rodrigo; CASTRO-AGUIRRE, José Luis  y  DE LA CRUZ AGUERO, José. A fish checklist for the ichthyofauna of Bahía de Banderas, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2006, vol.77, n.1, pp. 67-80. ISSN 2007-8706.

The Bahía de Banderas located in the Central Mexican Pacific, contains an important ichthyological richness, which is described for the first time in the present systematic checklist, which includes a total of 210 species, belonging to 145 genera and 74 families. In the inventory 205 species were collected between 1997 and 1998, and the remainder five were observed and positively identified but not captured. The results had shown an important tropical component (117) over the temperate one (7), and the rest of the species (76) with a wider distribution along the Eastern Pacific ocean. The best represented families by number of species were: Carangidae (19), Haemulidae (16), Sciaenidae (13), Serranidae (11) and Paralichthyidae (8). Accordingly to revision of recent bibliographic records, eleven species reported here have extended their known distribution range to Bahía de Banderas.

Palabras llave : icthyofauna; Banderas bay; zoogeography; range extension.

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