Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 39(1): 33-37, doi: 10.3750/AIP2009.39.1.06
North-easternmost record of Halosaurus ovenii (Actinopterygii: Notacanthiformes: Halosauridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with notes on its biology
expand article infoA. Pais, P. Merella, M.C. Follesa, H. Motomura
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A single adult female specimen of Halosaurus ovenii Johnson, 1864 was captured by trammel nets at a depth of about 200 m off the coast of Arbatax (Sardinia, Italy) in early April 2007. Macroscopic and microscopic analysis of the gonad showed a postspawning ovary. This is the fourth documented capture of this fish in the Mediterranean Sea, representing the north-easternmost record for this species in this geographic area. Furthermore, the present specimen was fished at the shallowest depth ever recorded before.
Halosaurus ovenii, new record, Mediterranean, Sardinia