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On the occurrence of Zenopsis conchifer (Lowe, 1852) (Osteichthyes, Zeidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

Author(s): Fernández, A. M. | Lloris, D. | Pérez, J. L. | Esteban, A.

Journal: Arxius de Miscel-lània Zoològica
ISSN 1698-0476

Volume: 10;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Zenopsis conchifer | Fish invasions | Exotic species | Mediterranean

The capture of four specimens of Silvery John Dory (Zenopsis conchifer),a species recorded in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in 2006, is reported from the Iberian coast (western Mediterranean). One of the specimens was caught near the Strait of Gibraltar and is probably a vagrant. Despite these catches, there is no evidence of a self–sustaining population, so this species should be considered as alien in the Mediterranean.
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