The Reef-fish Fauna of the Northern Patagonian Gulfs, Argentina, South-western Atlantic: Fishes Checklist

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A checklist containing 29 species of reef fishes recorded at the gulfs San José and Nuevo in Argentina (~42º–43ºS) is provided. The reef-fish assemblages of the San José and Nuevo gulfs are a mix of warm-temperate fauna from the South-western Atlantic Province, and cold-temperate species from the South-American Province; however, warmtemperate fishes dominated in both gulfs. The presence of the families Bovichtidae, Eleginopidae, Nototheniidae, Congiopodidae, Sebastidae and Moridae distinguished the Patagonian region from the rest of the Atlantic coast.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Galván D E, Venerus L A, Irigoyen A J, Earl C (2023). The Reef-fish Fauna of the Northern Patagonian Gulfs, Argentina, South-western Atlantic: Fishes Checklist. Version 2.1. OBIS Secretariat. Occurrence dataset. https://doi.org/10.25607/pdf4hx


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David E. Galván
  • Originator
Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET)
Leonardo A. Venerus
  • Originator
Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET)
Alejo J. Irigoyen
  • Originator
Centro Nacional Patagónico (CONICET)
Chandra Earl
  • Metadata Provider
  • Processor
eDNA Scientific Officer
OBIS Secretariat
  • Point Of Contact

Geographic Coverage

Península Valdés

Bounding Coordinates South West [-42.925, -65.297], North East [-42.022, -63.524]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superclass Agnatha
Unranked Chondrichthyes, Osteichthyes

Sampling Methods

No Description available

Method step description:

  1. See Github Project and R Notebook for dataset construction methods

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Galván, David & Venerus, Leonardo & Irigoyen, Alejo. (2009). The Reef-fish Fauna of the Northern Patagonian Gulfs, Argentina, South-western Atlantic. The Open Fish Science Journal. 2. 90-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874401X00902010090

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose These data were made accessible through UNESCO's eDNA Expeditions project to mobilize available marine species and occurrence datasets from World Heritage Sites.
Alternative Identifiers 10.25607/pdf4hx