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Mass mortality of male Oceanic Puffer <I>Lagocephalus lagocephalus</I> (Tetraodontidae) at Trindade Island (Brazil), South Atlantic Ocean, with a review of mortalities in Hawaii and the Gulf of Guinea

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dc.contributor.author Olson, Storrs L. en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-20T15:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-20T15:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Olson, Storrs L. 2015. "Mass mortality of male Oceanic Puffer Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Tetraodontidae) at Trindade Island (Brazil), South Atlantic Ocean, with a review of mortalities in Hawaii and the Gulf of Guinea." <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington</em>. 127 (4):568&ndash;571. <a href="https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-127.4.568">https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-127.4.568</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0006-324X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/25465
dc.description.abstract Abstract In a 24 hr period during 23 25 December 1975, I documented a minimum of 282 dead individuals of Oceanic Puffer Lagocephalus lagocephalus that had washed ashore on the remote South Atlantic island of Trindade, 1200 km east of the coast of Brazil. All of the more than 50 individuals for which I determined the sex had been reproductively active males. The locality is much farther south than the species has been previously recorded in the western Atlantic. I present evidence from ephemeral sources that report similar die-offs of Lagocephalus lagocephalus in the Hawaiian Islands and Fanning Atoll in the Pacific, and the Gulf of Guinea and Gabon in the eastern Atlantic for which, unfortunately, no scientific details, such as the sex of the individuals or other information that could explain cause of death, appears to have been published. The Trindade observation suggests that mass mortalities of this puffer may be associated with reproductive swarms. en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington en
dc.title Mass mortality of male Oceanic Puffer <I>Lagocephalus lagocephalus</I> (Tetraodontidae) at Trindade Island (Brazil), South Atlantic Ocean, with a review of mortalities in Hawaii and the Gulf of Guinea en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 133449
dc.identifier.doi 10.2988/0006-324X-127.4.568
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
rft.volume 127
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 568
rft.epage 571
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Vertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 568
dc.citation.epage 571


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