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New Records and Range Extensions of Twelve Species of Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico


New records and range extensions for twelve species of fishes, Isistius brasiliensis (Squalidae), Lycenchelys bullisi (Zoarcidae), Grammicolepis brachiusculus and Xenolepidichthys brachiusculus (Grammicolepididae), Antigonia capros (Caproidae), three species of Rypticus (Grammistidae), Decapterus macarellus and Decapterus tabi (Carangidae), and two species of Etropus (Bothidae) in the Gulf of Mexico are documented. These records reinforce the belief that the Gulf of Mexico possesses a rich fish fauna but contradicts some ideas concerning the patterns of fish distributions in the region.