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Occurrence of large-eyed rabbitfish Hydrolagus mirabilis, Chimaeridae, in Syrian waters (eastern Mediterranean)

  • Mohamad Hassan (a1)

Abstract

A large specimen of a female large-eyed rabbitfish, Hydrolagus mirabilis, known previously only from the eastern and western Atlantic, was recorded for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean. Its morphometric and meristic characteristics are reported.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: M. Hassan, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria email: mohamad39@msn.com

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Occurrence of large-eyed rabbitfish Hydrolagus mirabilis, Chimaeridae, in Syrian waters (eastern Mediterranean)

  • Mohamad Hassan (a1)

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