First record of Lagocephalus laevigatus (Tetraodontiformes, Tetraodontidae) from Galician waters (north-west Spain), a northernmost occurrence in the north-east Atlantic Ocean

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Abstract:

The first record of the smooth puffer Lagocephalus laevigatus from Galician waters (north-west Spain) is reported. Three possible mechanisms of introduction of the specimen are considered: natural displacement, the aquarist trade and transport in ballast water.

Keywords: Galicia; natural displacement; smooth puffer; unusual record

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02935.x

Affiliations: Mar do Morrazo s. coop. galega. Concepcion Arenal n°20 1°H, 36950 Moaña, Spain

Publication date: May 1, 2011

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