Myrophis punctatus in Brazil
Point map (Myrophis punctatus) | Occurrence records | Field guide | Gazetteer | Country Species Summary
Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance commercial Ref. Barletta, M., U. Saint-Paul and A. Barletta-Bergan, 1999
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater No
Brackish Yes
Saltwater Yes
Live export
Bait Yes
Gamefish No
Abundance common (usually seen) Ref. Barletta, M., U. Saint-Paul and A. Barletta-Bergan, 1999

Along the north Brazilian coast, this species inhabits mangrove forests on sand-mud or even mud substrate (Ref. 34896). Used as bait in North Brazil artisanal fishery (Ref. 34896). Caught by using ichthyotoxic plants (e.g. Ichthyothere cunabi "cutuca" (Ref. 34896).

States/Provinces Alagoas (native), Amapá (native), Bahia (native), Ceará (native), Espírito Santo (native), Maranhão (native), Pará (native), Paraíba (native), Paraná (native), Pernambuco (native), Piauí (native), Rio de Janeiro (native), Rio Grande do Norte (native), Santa Catarina (native), São Paulo (native), Sergipe (native)
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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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