Alphestes afer

Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claud, 2007, Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update., Zootaxa 1523, pp. 1-48: 8

publication ID

z01523p001

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2202520B-A3E7-492D-A932-14463CD6DAF9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A6E83964-7320-9E06-1211-3474C36335C0

treatment provided by

Thomas

scientific name

Alphestes afer
status

 

Alphestes afer  (Bloch, 1793)

On 4 March 2004, PW photographed a grouper in the fish market of São Tomé City that was unfamiliar to him. A tissue sample for genetic analysis was also obtained. The fish was identified as Alphestes afer  (Bloch, 1793) by P.C. Heemstra and an examination of DNA sequences by M.T Craig also indicated that the specimen was close to western Atlantic specimens of the same species (Craig et al. 2007).