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12 April 2016 First Records of Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) and Louvar (Luvarus imperialis) in British Columbia, Canada
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Single specimens of Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) and Louvar (Luvarus imperialis) were found in British Columbia’s coastal waters in 2014. Both B. polylepis and L. imperialis normally are found off southern-most California and Baja California. Although a stray B. polylepis was caught as far north as Metlakatla, Alaska, during the 1982–1983 El Niño event, and L. imperialis is known to stray north along the Washington coastline, these 2 new specimens represent 1st records for British Columbia. Both probably moved north during the warm-water anomaly that has persisted along the North American coast since 2013.
A Brooks, G Hanke, C Foote, G Gillespie and J Bedard "First Records of Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) and Louvar (Luvarus imperialis) in British Columbia, Canada," Northwestern Naturalist 97(1), (12 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1898/1051-1733-97.1.7
Received: 16 April 2015; Accepted: 17 September 2015; Published: 12 April 2016
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