First record of Cephalopholis taeniops (Valenciennes) in the Mediterranean Sea

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  • A. Ben Abdallah,

    1. * Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al-Fateh University, P. O. Box 12047, Tripoli, Libya, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agro-alimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 avenue Charles Nicolle, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie, § Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34095 Montpellier cedex 05, FranceandDepartment of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
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  • J. Ben Souissi,

    Corresponding author
    1. * Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al-Fateh University, P. O. Box 12047, Tripoli, Libya, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agro-alimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 avenue Charles Nicolle, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie, § Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34095 Montpellier cedex 05, FranceandDepartment of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
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  • H. Méjri,

    1. * Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al-Fateh University, P. O. Box 12047, Tripoli, Libya, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agro-alimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 avenue Charles Nicolle, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie, § Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34095 Montpellier cedex 05, FranceandDepartment of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
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  • C. Capapé,

    1. * Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al-Fateh University, P. O. Box 12047, Tripoli, Libya, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agro-alimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 avenue Charles Nicolle, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie, § Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34095 Montpellier cedex 05, FranceandDepartment of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
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  • D. Golani

    1. * Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Al-Fateh University, P. O. Box 12047, Tripoli, Libya, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agro-alimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie, 43 avenue Charles Nicolle, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, Tunisie, § Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université Montpellier II, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 34095 Montpellier cedex 05, FranceandDepartment of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel
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Abstract

Two specimens of African hind Cephalopholis taeniops (Valenciennes, 1828) are recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, in the coastal area of Gulf of Syrte, Libya. This finding represents an additional case of a tropical species of fish of West African origin in the Mediterranean Sea.

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