The threadfin bream Nemipterus randalli (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

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  • S. Lelli,

    1. * RC – Ricerca e Cooperazione – NGO, via Savona, 13/a, 00182 Rome, Italy, Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy and § Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
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  • F. Colloca,

    1. * RC – Ricerca e Cooperazione – NGO, via Savona, 13/a, 00182 Rome, Italy, Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy and § Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
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  • P. Carpentieri,

    Corresponding author
    1. * RC – Ricerca e Cooperazione – NGO, via Savona, 13/a, 00182 Rome, Italy, Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy and § Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
      ‡Tel.: +39 0649914763; fax: +39 064958259; email: paolo.carpentieri@uniroma1.it
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  • B. C. Russell

    1. * RC – Ricerca e Cooperazione – NGO, via Savona, 13/a, 00182 Rome, Italy, Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Viale dell’Università 32, 00185 Rome, Italy and § Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia
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    • Present address: Marine Biodiversity Group, NRETA, Arafura Timor Research Facility, 23 Ellengowan Drive, Brinkin, NT 0810, Australia.


‡Tel.: +39 0649914763; fax: +39 064958259; email: paolo.carpentieri@uniroma1.it

Abstract

A total of 30 specimens (73–95 mm standard length) of Nemipterus randalli were collected along the Lebanon coast. This species, a Lessepsian migrant previously misidentified as Nemipterus japonicus, appears to be well established in the Levantine basin of the Mediterranean Sea. The small size and immature status of the specimens of N. randalli collected from the Lebanon coast indicate recent successful recruitment.

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