A single adult female specimen of Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864 was captured by trammel nets at a depth of about 200 m off the coast of Arbatax (Sardinia, Italy) in early April 2007. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the gonad showed a postspawning ovary. This is the fourth documented capture of this fish in the Mediterranean Sea, representing the north-easternmost record for this species in this geographic area. Furthermore, the present specimen was fished at the shallowest depth ever recorded before.

North-easternmost record of Halosaurus ovenii (Actinopterygii: Notacanthiformes: Halosauridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with notes on its biology / Pais, Antonio; Merella, P; FOLLESA M., C; Motomura, H.. - In: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA. - ISSN 0137-1592. - 39:1(2009), pp. 33-37. [10.3750/AIP2009.39.1.06]

North-easternmost record of Halosaurus ovenii (Actinopterygii: Notacanthiformes: Halosauridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with notes on its biology

PAIS, Antonio
;
MERELLA P;
2009

Abstract

A single adult female specimen of Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864 was captured by trammel nets at a depth of about 200 m off the coast of Arbatax (Sardinia, Italy) in early April 2007. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the gonad showed a postspawning ovary. This is the fourth documented capture of this fish in the Mediterranean Sea, representing the north-easternmost record for this species in this geographic area. Furthermore, the present specimen was fished at the shallowest depth ever recorded before.
North-easternmost record of Halosaurus ovenii (Actinopterygii: Notacanthiformes: Halosauridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with notes on its biology / Pais, Antonio; Merella, P; FOLLESA M., C; Motomura, H.. - In: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA. - ISSN 0137-1592. - 39:1(2009), pp. 33-37. [10.3750/AIP2009.39.1.06]
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