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First record of saddleback syndrome in wild parrotfish Sparisoma cretense (L., 1758) (Perciformes, Scaridae)

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Abstract:

The saddleback syndrome is recorded for the first time in a wild fish population of the Mediterranean Sea. The deformed specimen belongs to Sparisoma cretense and presents the typical saddleback phenotype of missing spines in the dorsal fin.

Keywords: dorsal fin; parrotfish; saddleback; skeletal deformities

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01714.x

Publication date: February 1, 2008

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