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The Japanese threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus, a new Indo-Pacific fish in the Mediterranean Sea

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  • D. Golani,

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    1. Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel and
      †Tel.: +972 26585872; fax: +972 26584741; email: dgolani@cc.huji.ac.il
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  • O. Sonin

    1. Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, P. O. Box 1213, Kiryat Haim, 26105, Israel
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†Tel.: +972 26585872; fax: +972 26584741; email: dgolani@cc.huji.ac.il

Abstract

A specimen of the Japanese threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus was recorded for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea. The presence of this Indo-Pacific fish in the Mediterranean is evidently due to migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

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