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First record of the Red pandora Pagellus bellottii from Israel, south-eastern Mediterranean (Teleostei: Sparidae)

  • Ronald Fricke (a1) (a2), Daniel Golani (a3), Oren Sonin (a4) and Brenda Appelbaum-Golani (a5)

The Red pandora Pagellus bellottii was recorded for the first time in the south-eastern Mediterranean in Haifa Bay, Israel, on 20 January 2010. Apparently, this eastern Atlantic Ocean species has recently started to disperse into the eastern Mediterranean. After an initial record from Syria in 1992, this is the second record from the eastern Mediterranean, which indicates the possibility that small populations may have established themselves there.

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Corresponding should be addressed to: R. Fricke, Im Ramstal 76, 97922 Lauda-Königshofen, Germany email:
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