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Zenopsis conchifera (Lowe, 1852) (Pisces, Actinopterygii, Zeidae): a new alien fish in the Mediterranean Sea

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The first documented occurrence of a silvery John dory, Zenopsis conchifera, in the Mediterranean Sea is reported. A female (645 mm total length, 3296 g body mass) of Z. conchifera was caught in July 2006 by a commercial bottom trawler off the northern Tunisian coast (central Mediterranean Sea).

Keywords: Mediterranean; Zenopsis conchifera; alien species; trawl

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Institute for the study of the Marine Coastal Environment (IAMC-CNR), via L. Vaccara 61, 91026 Mazara (TP), Italy

Publication date: 2007-12-01

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