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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 February 2009

David Abecasis*
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Luís Bentes
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Joaquim Ribeiro
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Daniel Machado
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Frederico Oliveira
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Pedro Veiga
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Jorge M.S. Gonçalves
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Karim Erzini
Affiliation:
CCMAR Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
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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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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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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2005

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