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Keywords:

  • Cagayan;
  • Luzon Strait;
  • new report;
  • sardines

A range expansion of the Taiwan sardinella Sardinella hualiensis to the Philippines is reported. The data suggested that the southern translocation of S. hualiensis occurred across oceanographic features that are typically barriers to small, pelagic fish dispersal. With this addition, the Philippines is among the most diverse countries for Sardinella biodiversity in the world, second only to India.