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The Japanese threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus, a new Indo‐Pacific fish in the Mediterranean Sea

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A specimen of the Japanese threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus was recorded for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea. The presence of this Indo‐Pacific fish in the Mediterranean is evidently due to migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

Keywords: Lessepsian migration; Nemipterus japonicus; eastern Mediterranean

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel and 2: Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, P. O. Box 1213, Kiryat Haim, 26105, Israel

Publication date: 2006-03-01

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