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New records of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) from the Ligurian Sea

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 February 2009

M. Bottaro*
Affiliation:
ICRAM, c/o National Antarctic Museum (MNA), University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy LIBiOM, Department of Biology, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy
I. Consalvo
Affiliation:
ICRAM, Via di Casalotti, 300, I-00166 Roma, Italy
S. Ferrando
Affiliation:
LIBiOM, Department of Biology, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy
L. Gallus
Affiliation:
LIBiOM, Department of Biology, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy
L. Girosi
Affiliation:
LIBiOM, Department of Biology, University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy
P.N. Psomadakis
Affiliation:
ICRAM, Via di Casalotti, 300, I-00166 Roma, Italy
C.J.L. Atkinson
Affiliation:
School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, Menai Bridge, AngleseyUK
M. Vacchi
Affiliation:
ICRAM, c/o National Antarctic Museum (MNA), University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy
*
Correspondence should be addressed to: M. Bottaro, ICRAM, c/o National Antarctic Museum (MNA), University of Genoa, Viale Benedetto XV 5, I-16132 Genoa, Italy email: m.bottaro@unige.it
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Abstract

The first confirmed records of two blonde rays (Raja brachyura) in the Ligurian Sea for 140 years are described. Two specimens were caught off Cogoleto (western Ligurian Sea) and they were deposited in the Civic Museum of Natural History ‘Giacomo Doria’ of Genoa. Morphometric and meristic features have been reported.

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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2007

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