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Additions to the ichthyofauna of the Bahama Islands, with comments on endemic species

January 1, 1991

Literature records or other documentation are given for 57 species of shorefishes added to the Bahaman ichthyofauna since publication of Fishes of the Bahamas; included are 32 new species described or discovered since 1967. Known distribution is specified for each species, including extralimital ranges of non-endemics. Fourteen species are listed as known only from the Bahamas although some likely occur elsewhere. It is concluded that the Bahamas has played a minor role in the evolution of Atlantic tropical marine fishes. [Bahaman ichthyofauna, endemism, new records]

Citation Information

Publication Year 1991
Title Additions to the ichthyofauna of the Bahama Islands, with comments on endemic species
DOI
Authors William F. Smith-Vaniz, Eugenia B. Bohlke
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Series Number
Index ID 70164320
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southeast Ecological Science Center