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Occurrence of pineconefish Monocentris japonica (Teleostei: Monocentridae) in the marine waters of Iraq

  • Laith A. Jawad (a1), Mustafa A. Al-Mukhtar (a2), Hayder I. Al-Hilali (a3), Abass J. Al-Faisal (a2) and Ahmed M. Al-Derawi (a3)...

Abstract

The presence of the fish species Monocentris japonica is reported from the Iraqi waters of the Arabian Gulf. One adult specimen (125 mm total length) was caught from the waters around the Khor Abdullah within the Iraqi marine territory, giving a new ichthyofaunal record for the area.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: L.A. Jawad, Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand email: laith_jawad@hotmail.com

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Occurrence of pineconefish Monocentris japonica (Teleostei: Monocentridae) in the marine waters of Iraq

  • Laith A. Jawad (a1), Mustafa A. Al-Mukhtar (a2), Hayder I. Al-Hilali (a3), Abass J. Al-Faisal (a2) and Ahmed M. Al-Derawi (a3)...

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