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

  • M. Bottaro (a1) (a2), I. Consalvo (a3), S. Ferrando (a2), L. Gallus (a2), L. Girosi (a2), P.N. Psomadakis (a3), C.J.L. Atkinson (a4) and M. Vacchi (a1)...

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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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:
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