New records of Bramidae in Chilean waters: the sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri) and the rough pomfret (Taractes asper)

Alfredo Carvalho Filho, Rodrigo Wiff, Andrés C. Milessi, Andrés Flores

Submited: 2022-08-16 10:31:43 | Published: 2023-04-30 20:21:49

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol51-issue2-fulltext-2979

Abstract


Artisanal fisheries in center-southern Chile targeted a large amount of southern ray bream (Brama australis), whereas other species of Bramidae are negligible in the catches. During a small-scale fishing trip targeting B. australis off the coast of Lebu Harbour (38ºS) in August 2021, two specimens of other Bramidae species were also caught, but the fishermen did not identify them. The first corresponded to a sickle pomfret, Taractichthys steindachneri, the first record of the species in Chilean waters. The second specimen corresponded to the rough pomfret, Taractes asper, already reported from the Chilean coast, but with only one previous record from the eighties. We discussed how the occurrence of T. steindachneri and T. asper provide insights regarding the B. australis demography in the south Pacific.

Carvalho Filho A, Wiff R, Milessi A, Flores A. New records of Bramidae in Chilean waters: the sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri) and the rough pomfret (Taractes asper). Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2023;51(2): 331-337. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol51-issue2-fulltext-2979 [Accessed 24 May. 2024].
Carvalho Filho, A., Wiff, R., Milessi, A., & Flores, A. (2023). New records of Bramidae in Chilean waters: the sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri) and the rough pomfret (Taractes asper). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 51(2), 331-337. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol51-issue2-fulltext-2979