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First record of the Mediterranean parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense in Ria Formosa (south Portugal)

  • David Abecasis (a1), Luís Bentes (a1), Joaquim Ribeiro (a1), Daniel Machado (a1), Frederico Oliveira (a1), Pedro Veiga (a1), Jorge M.S. Gonçalves (a1) and Karim Erzini (a1)...

Abstract

Several juvenile specimens of Sparisoma cretense, a previously unrecorded species, were caught using beach seining in Ria Formosa.The hypothesis that these occurrences are related with climatic changes is discussed.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: David Abecasis, CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal email: davidbecas@netcabo.pt

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First record of the Mediterranean parrotfish, Sparisoma cretense in Ria Formosa (south Portugal)

  • David Abecasis (a1), Luís Bentes (a1), Joaquim Ribeiro (a1), Daniel Machado (a1), Frederico Oliveira (a1), Pedro Veiga (a1), Jorge M.S. Gonçalves (a1) and Karim Erzini (a1)...

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