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First record of the rare gobiid fish Gobius couchi in the Ligurian Sea (north-western Mediterranean)

  • Ha Trieu Hung Liu (a1) (a2), Harald Ahnelt (a1), Giovanni A.C. Balma (a3) and Giovanni B. Delmastro (a3)

The first record of Gobius couchi for the Ligurian Sea and the second record of this rare gobiid fish for the western Mediterranean are reported.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: H. Ahnelt, University of Vienna, Department of Theoretical Biology, Althanstrasse 14, A-1090, Vienna, Austria email:
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J. Herler , R.A. Patzner , H. Ahnelt and H. Hilgers (1999) Habitat selection and ecology of two speleophilic gobiid fishes (Pisces: Gobiidae) from the western Mediterranean Sea. PSZN Marine Ecology 20, 4962.

P.J. Miller and M.Y. El-Tawil (1974) A multidisciplinary approach to a new species of Gobius (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from southern Cornwall. Journal of Zoology 174, 539574.

S. Stefanni and C. Mazzoldi (1999) The presence of Couch's goby in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 54, 11281131.

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Marine Biodiversity Records
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  • EISSN: 1755-2672
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