First record of Mugil hospes in the Gulf of Mexico and its identification from Mugil curema using ctenii

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  • A. L. Ibáñez,

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    1. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa Departamento de Hidrobiología, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina, México D.F. 09340, México
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  • M. González-Castro,

    1. Laboratorio de Ictiologia, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, UNMdP, Argentina
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  • E. Pacheco-Almanzar

    1. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa Departamento de Hidrobiología, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Col. Vicentina, México D.F. 09340, México
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Abstract

This study gives the first record of Mugil hospes distributed in the Gulf of Mexico. This species previously has been confused with its congener Mugil curema and can be easily differentiated by the shape of the ctenii on their scales.

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