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First record of Chromogobius britoi(Teleostei: Gobiidae) on the mainland European coast

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Chromogobius britoi is a recently described and poorly studied goby currently known only from the Macaronesian islands of Madeira and the Canarian archipelago. This species was captured for the first time on the Atlantic mainland coast of Europe (at Arrábida Marine Park, Portugal). The habitat, depth preferences and morphological characters of the species are revised.

Keywords: Chromogobius britoi; Portugal; distribution; morphological characters; new record

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Unidade de Investigação em Eco-Etologia, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, R. Jardim do Tabaco 34, 1149–041 Lisboa, Portugal and 2: Department of Biology, 114 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, U.S.A.

Publication date: 2006-02-01

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