Lessepsian migrant Fistularia commersonii from the Rhodes marine area

Authors

  • M. Corsini,

    1. National Centre for Marine Research, Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes, Kos str. GR-851 00 Rhodes, Greece
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  • G. Kondilatos,

    1. National Centre for Marine Research, Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes, Kos str. GR-851 00 Rhodes, Greece
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  • P. S. Economidis

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    1. Aristotle University, School of Biology, Laboratory of Ichthyology, Box 134, GR-541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Abstract

The bluespotted cornetfish Fistularia commersonii which originates from the Red Sea, appeared in the marine area of Rhodes Island (south-east Aegean Sea). This is a new record of the species based on 37 specimens caught during summer-winter 2001. The species appears to be spreading rapidly west and easily becoming established in Mediterranean coastal habitats.

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