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Research article2024Peer reviewedOpen access

Occurrence of the pugnose pipefish Bryx dunckeri in the Sargasso Sea

Sundin, Josefin; Freese, Marko; Marohn, Lasse; Blancke, Tina; Hanel, Reinhold

Abstract

Juvenile specimens of the pugnose pipefish, Bryx dunckeri, were collected during a multipurpose research survey conducted within the Sargasso Sea Subtropical Convergence Zone, extending the known distribution range of this species to include open ocean areas of the Western North Atlantic. Novel spatial data are of scientific interest as information on the distribution, population structure, and population size of this species is limited. Additionally, we present detailed photographs and morphological data on the collected specimens. The results are discussed in relation to the dispersal abilities and population structure in syngnathids.

Keywords

Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl; sargassum; species distribution; syngnathids

Published in

Journal of Fish Biology
2024, Volume: 104, number: 4, pages: 1231-1236 Publisher: WILEY

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Fish and Aquacultural Science

    Publication identifier

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.15642

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/127825