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New maximum size record for the Chili sea catfish Notarius troschelii (Siluriformes: Ariidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2010

José De la Cruz-Agüero*
Affiliation:
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Colección Ictiológica, Apartado Postal 592, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 23000
Víctor M. Cota-Gómez
Affiliation:
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Colección Ictiológica, Apartado Postal 592, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 23000
José T. Nieto-Navarro
Affiliation:
Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Colección Ictiológica, Apartado Postal 592, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 23000 Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Pesquera, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit, AP 10, Bahía de Matanchén, San Blas Nayarit, México
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Correspondence should be addressed to: J. De La Cruz-Agüero, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Colección Ictiológica, Apartado Postal 592, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México 23000 email: jcruz@ipn.mx
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Abstract

On 30 September 2007, one specimen of Chili sea catfish Notarius troschelii was collected by a shrimp trawler on the continental shelf of the Mexican State of Nayarit. The fish, with a total length of 706 mm and a weight of 3910 g, constitutes a new record of maximum length and weight for this species.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2010

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