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Title

First record of Epinephelus costae (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Epinephelidae) from Galician waters (north-western Spain): Exploring the northward range expansion

AuthorsBañón, Rafael; Villegas-Ríos, David ; Rodríguez Tamargo, Paula; Alonso-Fernández, Alexandre ; Barros-García, David; Carlos, Alejandro de
KeywordsNE Atlantic
Tropicalisation
Morphology
DNA barcoding
Fish identification
Issue DateDec-2018
PublisherSocietas Scientiarum Stetinensis
CitationActa Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 48 (4): 399-402 (2018)
AbstractThe first record of the goldblotch grouper, Epinephelus costae (Steindachner, 1878), from Galician waters is reported. Two specimens were recorded in the south of Galicia but only one of them was retained. Morphometric and meristic parameters, along with DNA barcoding, confirmed the identification of the preserved specimen whereas the other was identified based on a photograph. Results of the histological examination of the gonads of E. costae are also reported, showing a mature female at the beginning of the reproductive cycle. In addition, a review of the northern limit of distribution for the species is carried out.
Description4 pages, 3 figures, 1 table.
Publisher version (URL)https://dx.doi.org/10.3750/AIEP/02490
http://www.aiep.pl/volumes/2010/9_4/txt/txt_09.php
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/177659
DOI10.3750/AIEP/02490
ISSN0137-1592
E-ISSN1734-1515
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