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Finding of a rare Squatina squatina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) along the Tyrrhenian coast of the Strait of Messina and its maintenance in an aquarium

  • Mauro Cavallaro (a1), Annalisa Danze' (a2), Giovanni Ammendolia (a3) and Enrico Navarra (a2)

The finding of a rare specimen of Squatina squatina off the Sicilian coast of the Strait of Messina (Central Mediterranean Sea) and its maintenance in an aquarium is reported. The morphometric and meristic characters are presented. The record is proposed as a useful tool for raising attention to the state of this delicate species.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: M. Cavallaro, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Messina, Polo Universitario dell'Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy email:
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