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Volume 42 - Number 1 - 2007

Encounter of Iluocoetes facali Lloris & Rucabado, 1987 (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) in north western Patagonian archipelago

Pablo R. Reyes1


1 Falkland Islands Fisheries Department. P.O. Box 598, F.I.P.A.S.S. Stanley, Falkland Island, U.K.




The first record of the species Iluocoetes facali Lloris & Rucabado, 1987 in Chilean waters is given, extending its northern distribution in the western South American Cone in more than 2,500 km. Morphometrics and meristic characteristicsof the specimen caught in intertidal waters of the Putemun Fjord (42°28'S- 73°51'S), located 15 km north of Castro, Chiloé Island, is given. This one is the second specimen known of the species after its description. Additionally, in the present note, a taxonomic key to recognize the Chilean species of Iluocoetes and photographic material that allows corroborating the new record are included

Key words: Chile, Chiloé, Ilucoetesfimbriatus, Ilucoetes elongatum, ichthyogeography



1Laboratorio de Zooplancton, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología,Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. A. P. 70-305, 04510 México, D. F. México
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