IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

[[ Sparisoma atomarium (Poey, 1861) ]]

Randall (1965) based his redescription of Sparisoma atomarium (Poey, 1861) on 68 individuals from the greater Caribbean Province (Bermuda, Florida Keys, Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Martinique, and off eastern Honduras). All individuals were small, with the largest individual 81.4mm SL. Besides the redescription pictures in Randall (1965), published photographic records are available for Bahamas, Cayman, Anguilla, Santa Lucia and Venezuela ( Cervigón , 1994; Randall, 1996; Humann & Deloach, 2002). This diminutive scarid species was considered to have a widespread but strongly disjunct distribution in the Western Atlantic (Joyeux et al, 2001; Moura et al., 2001), being absent from the tropical northeastern Brazilian coast. However, the differences between the northern and southern components of the species, obvious in size, and recently supported by genetic data (Giacomo Bernardi, pers. comm.), prompted a close examination of Brazilian specimens and a detailed comparison with northern counterparts.

Trusted

Public Domain

MagnoliaPress via Plazi

Source: Plazi.org

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!