First record of the Atlantic bumper Chloroscombrus chrysurus (Teleostei: Carangidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

Authors

  • L. Peña Rivas,

    1. Área de Gestión Sanitaria Sur de Granada (SAS, Junta de Andalucía), Avenida Martín Cuevas, s/n, Motril, Granada, Spain
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  • E. Azzurro,

    Corresponding author
    1. ISPRA, National Institute of Environmental Protection and Research, Livorno, Italy
    • Área de Gestión Sanitaria Sur de Granada (SAS, Junta de Andalucía), Avenida Martín Cuevas, s/n, Motril, Granada, Spain
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  • D. Lloris

    1. Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain
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Abstract

In December 1997, one specimen of the Atlantic bumper, Chloroscombrus chrysurus was recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, off Almuñécar (Granada, Spain: 36° 43′ 26″ N; 3° 41′ 39″ W). This species probably entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Strait of Gibraltar.

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