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First record of Chilomycterus reticulatus (Osteichthyes: Diodontidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

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The spotfin burrfish Chilomycterus reticulatus (405 mm standard length) is recorded for the first time on the shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea. The adult specimen was found dried on a beach near the south Sardinian Sea (S. Antioco’s Island). Photographs and morphometrics of the specimen are given.

Keywords: Sardinian Sea; morphometrics; spotfin burrfish

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Animal Biology and Ecology, University of Cagliari, Viale Poetto n.1 09126 Cagliari, Italy

Publication date: 2009-05-01

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