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First record of the dog snapper Lutjanus jocu in the Mediterranean Sea

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The capture of a single specimen of the dog snapper Lutjanus jocu from the Ligurian Sea (north-west Mediterranean Sea) in November 2005 is reported. This finding constitutes the first record of this species from the Mediterranean Sea.

Keywords: Ligurian Sea; Lutjanidae; exotic fish

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: ISPRA, High Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, I-00166 Rome, Italy 2: Coop.R.S.T.A., I-16100 Genova, Italy and 3: DIBIO, University of Genova, I-16132 Genova, Italy

Publication date: 2010-02-01

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