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Notes on the occurrence of Syngnathus rostellatus (Teleostei: Syngnathidae) in the Mediterranean

  • Pascal I. Hablützel (a1) (a2) and Anthony B. Wilson (a1)
Abstract

Syngnathus rostellatus is a nearshore pipefish species whose distributional range extends along the European Atlantic coast between Bergen (NO) and the Bay of Biscay (ES). Several recent articles suggest that this species has experienced a major range expansion of more than 4000 km into the eastern Mediterranean, but a critical review of these studies indicates that the majority of these reports are based on specimen misidentifications. Considering a reliable report of S. rostellatus from the Mediterranean coast near Gibraltar, it appears that the current distribution of this species is restricted to the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean and the southern Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: P.I. Hablützel, Laboratory of Animal Diversity and Systematics, K.U. Leuven, Charles Deberiotstraat 32, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium email: pascal.habluetzel@bio.kuleuven.be
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