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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: CETACEAN RECORDS ALONG SAO PAULO STATE COAST, SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL
Author: Santos, MCD
Siciliano, S
Vicente, AFD
Alvarenga, FS
Zampirolli, E
de Souza, SP
Maranho, A
Abstract: The Sao Paulo state (SP) coast (23 degrees 18'S, 44 degrees 42'W; 25 degrees 14'S, 48 degrees 01'W) is of approximately 600 km in length, bordering the Western Atlantic Ocean, in southeastern Brazil. Cetacean sightings and strandings have long been observed throughout this area. Scattered data from scientific publications, skeletal remains in museums, photographs and articles from newspaper files, universities and aquaria have been organised and updated since 1993. Field investigations on strandings and sightings have also been conducted. A total of 29 cetacean species have been recorded, including 7 baleen whales (Mysticeti) and 22 toothed whales (Odontoceti), as follows: Balaenoptera physalus, B. borealis, B. edeni, B. acutorostrata, B. bonaerensis, Megaptera novaeangliae, Eubalaena australis, Physeter macrocephalus, Kogia breviceps, K. sima, Berardius arnuxii, Mesoplodon europaeus, M. mirus, Ziphius cavirostris, Orcinus orca, Feresa attenuata, Globicephala melas, G. macrorhynchus, Pseudorca crassidens, Delphinus capensis, Lagenodelphis hosei, Steno bredanensis, Tursiops truncatus, Stenella frontalis, S. longirostris, S. coeruleoalba, Lissodelphis peronii, Sotalia guianensis and Pontoporia blainvillei. Several species have been observed only once and include strays from their areas of common distribution, as well as species with known preferences for offshore distribution. Others, such as P. blainvillei and S. guianensis, are common coastal dwellers year-round. Z. cavirostris, P. crassidens and L. hosei are reported for the first time on the SP coast.
Subject: Cetaceans
Western South Atlantic
Baleen whales
Toothed whales
Strandings
Country: Brasil
Editor: Inst Oceanografico, Univ Sao Paulo
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2010
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