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First record of the Red Sea shrimp-goby Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Shevy B.S. Rothman (a1) and Menachem Goren (a1)

We report a first record of the alien fish Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus in the Mediterranean Sea. The fish was found along the northern coast of Israel. This finding increases the number of Red Sea gobies in the Mediterranean to six, and the number of shrimp-gobies to two. A dense colony of this species was observed at depths of 20–30 m in the Rosh Ha'nikra-Achziv Nature Reserve.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: M. Goren, Department of Zoology and The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69778, Israel email:
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Marine Biodiversity Records
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