414 Works

Composition et variations spatio-temporelles du régime alimentaire de Trachurus trachurus (Carangidae) de la côte atlantique marocaine

Fatima Wahbi, François Le Loc'h, Amina Berreho, Aissa Benazzouz, Abdelouahed Ben Mhmed & Ahmed Errhif
Le régime alimentaire du chinchard d’europe, Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758), a été étudié au sud de la côte atlantique marocaine, entre cap blanc et cap boujdour (21°00’N-26°30’N). L’échantillonnage a été réalisé durant les saisons chaude (juin-juillet-août) et froide (novembre-décembre) en 2007 et 2008. L’analyse du contenu stomacal de 456 individus a montré que le régime alimentaire de T. trachurus est diversifié, composé essentiellement de crustacés pélagiques qui représentent ses proies préférentielles. une analyse en composante...

On the record of alfonsino Beryx splendens (Berycidae) in Sardinian seas (central-western Mediterranean)

Maria C. Follesa, Antonello Mulas, Cristina Porcu & Angelo Cau
An adult male specimen of Beryx splendens was caught off Cape Carbonara (SE Sardinia, Italy) in November 2009. This capture represents the second documented record in Italian waters. Morphometrics and biological data of the collected fish are described.

Comparative cytogenetic studies of the Nototheniidae (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha) from the Indian (Kerguelen-Heard Plateau) and Atlantic (South Georgia, South Sandwich, Falkland/Malvinas, Bouvet Islands) sectors of the Southern Ocean

Marta Tomaszkiewicz, Mélyne Hautecoeur, Jean-Pierre Coutanceau, Céline Bonillo, Agnès Dettaï, Federico Mazzei, Laura Ghigliotti, Eva Pisano, Arnaud Couloux, Bruno Chanet, Guillaume Lecointre, H. William Detrich III, Guy Duhamel & Catherine Ozouf-Costaz
Comparative cytogenetics is a powerful tool that can be combined with molecular phylogenetics and morphological systematics to infer the evolutionary relationships among species. In this report we describe the karyotypes (including 5S and 28S ribosomal RNA gene positions) of ten species from three understudied genera of the family Nototheniidae (suborder Notothenioidei); five of the karyotypes (species underlined) are reported for the first time: Gobionotothen marionensis (Günther, 1880), G. acuta (Günther, 1880), G. gibberifrons (Lönnberg, 1905),...

Length-weight relationships of ten teleost fish species from seagrass meadows at the Canary Islands (North-eastern Atlantic)

Fernando Espino, Raül Triay-Portella, José A. González, Ricardo Haroun & Fernando Tuya
This paper reports on the length-weight relationships of ten teleost fish species inhabiting seagrass meadows constituted by the marine angiosperm Cymodocea nodosa from the Canary Islands (North-eastern Atlantic): Bothus podas, Xyrichtys novacula, Mullus surmuletus, Sparisoma cretense, Diplodus annularis, Pagellus erythrinus, Spondyliosoma cantharus, Syngnathus typhle, Canthigaster capistrata and Sphoeroides marmoratus. A total of 1,396 individuals were collected using a seine net. These equations represent the first biological data for C. capistrata and S. marmoratus throughout their...

Range extension of the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) southern part of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean

Rafael Bañón, Antonio Punzón, David Barros-García & Alejandro De Carlos
Five specimens of the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus were caught in the north of Spain (Galicia and Asturias waters) during the last years. The identification of two preserved specimens was done considering morphometric and meristic characters and was confirmed by DNA barcoding. These catches represent the first records for Galicia and Asturias marine waters and they are the southernmost records from the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean. The occurrence of this species in the southern part of...

Revision of the Middle Badenian fish otoliths from the Carpathian Foredeep in Moravia (Middle Miocene, Czech Republic)

Rostislav Brzobohatý & Dirk Nolf
Otoliths from the Middle Miocene of the Moravian Carpathian Foredeep revealed the presence of 84 nominal species of bony fishes, as well as 22 taxa identified in open nomenclature only. Two species, Ijimaia rara n. sp. and Coryphaenoides scrupus n. sp., are described as new. The otolith assemblage is quantitatively dominated by myctophids, but stomiiforms and macrourids are significantly represented as well. Bregmacerotids, gadids and trachichthyids are common, but only represented by a single species...

On the association of carangid juveniles, Alepes djedaba, with the jellyfish Rhizostoma pulmo

M. Levent Artüz & Sezginer Tuncer
We investigated the fish-jellyfish association on 99 specimens of jellyfishes, collected from seven different sampling sites during summer 2015. The collected jellyfish were Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778) and the fish juveniles associated with these hosts were identified as Alepes djedaba (Forsskål, 1775). The carangid A. djedaba is closely associated with many species of large scyphozoan jellyfishes. This study provides basic information about the spatial distribution of this fish-jellyfish association, based on observations in the west...

First record of Enneapterygius pusillus (Tripterygiidae) in the Oman Sea (Gulf of Oman)

Laith A. Jawad, Patrick Louisy & Juma M. Al-Mamary
Enneapterygius pusillus Rüppell, 1835 was first described from the Red Sea (Eritrea). In the Sultanate of Oman, it was known only from southern shores (Arabian Sea), and from the Arabian Gulf. The present paper reports the first record of this small tripterygiid in Oman Sea (Gulf of Oman), with a specimen photographed in Al-Fahal Island, close to Muscat, Oman. This is the second triplefin species to be recorded in Oman Sea, after Helcogramma steinitzi Clark,...

Progress of the Soviet Union and Ukrainian scouting-research and fishing activities on the Kerguelen Plateau: impact and consequences

Leonid Pshenichnov
The first Soviet fishing research began in 1967 on the Kerguelen Plateau. This research expansion in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean is associated with achievements in whaling and the discovery of many large fishes and squids in the stomachs of toothed whales. This suggested that the area supported high bioproductivity and possible substantial fish stocks. In 1970 and 1971, more than 3 000 t and 200 000 t respectively, were caught, where more...

Contributions to marine science by fishery observers in the French EEZ of Kerguelen

Nicolas Gasco
All-year round, seven fishing vessels operate in the French EEZ of Kerguelen Islands. Observers employed by TAAF collect data on board fishing vessels for management purposes. This paper is an overview of the observer’s scientific work and their important contribution to science from this remote area.

Comments on a finding of Mobula mobular (Mobulidae) in the Adriatic Sea

Giambattista Bello, Lovrenc Lipej & Jakov Dulčić
A recent publication described the finding of a specimen of Mobula mobular in the Adriatic Sea and stated that it represented “the first documented occurrence” of this fish in this sea (Scacco et al., 2009). However, the presence of M. mobular in the Adriatic Sea was already well-known. A list of the many Adriatic records and reports on this chondrichthyan species is given.

Range extension and re-description of Synagrops argyreus (Perciformes, Acropomatidae)

Artem M. Prokofiev & Werner Schwarzhans
Since its first description by Gilbert and Cramer (1897) (originally as Melanostoma argyreum), Synagrops argyreus was considered to be endemic to Hawaii. New data from the southern Indian Ocean in the Madagascar Channel and the Coral and Tasman Seas reveal a considerable wider geographical distribution of the species, adding to the growing number of pseudoceanic species with a wide distribution pattern in the Indo-Pacific.

Range extension of Gasteropelecus sternicla (Characiformes) for three coastal river basins of the Eastern Amazon region as well as for the Itacaiunas River drainage of the Tocantins River basin

Erick C. Guimarães, Felipe P. Ottoni, Pâmella S. de Brito, Nivaldo M. Piorski & Jorge L.S. Nunes
The geographic distribution of Gasteropelecus sternicla (Gasteropelecidae) is herein extended for three coastal river basins of the Eastern Amazon region, in the Maranhão State, northeastern Brazil. In addition, the species is recorded for the first time in the Itacaiunas River drainage of the Tocantins River basin, Pará State, northern Brazil. Some meristic data and information about the occurrence of these species in the other Brazilian states are provided.

Population dynamics of Vimba vimba persa in Iranian waters of the Caspian Sea

Alireza Chaichi, Gholamhosein Vosoughi, Farhad Kaymaram, Shahla Jamili & Hasan Fazli
The population dynamic parameters of Vimba vimba persa (Pallas, 1811) were investigated from 994 specimens collected in the Iranian waters of the Caspian Sea from October 2008 to September 2009. Fork length ranged from 9.5 to 23.4 cm. Von Bertalanffy growth parameters from size-at-age data are: L∞ = 26.1 cm, K = 0.28 yr-1, to = -0.65. The length-weight relationship coefficient b for males (b = 3.128) was higher than that for females (b =...

Taxonomic status of Scorpaena rawakensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (Scorpaenidae)

Hiroyuki Motomura, Philippe Béarez & Romain Causse
A poorly known scorpionfish Scorpaena rawakensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824, originally described on the basis of a single specimen from northern New Guinea, has not been reported since its original description, and the holotype has been lost. Examination of the original description revealed that the nominal species was a senior synonym of Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett, 1864). However, we herein regard S. parvipinnis as a valid name, following “Reversal of precedence” defined by ICZN (1999).

Range extension of tripletail Lobotes surinamensis (Lobotidae) in the Adriatic Sea. A northernmost record in the Mediterranean

Jakov Dulčić, Branko Dragičević, Lovrenc Lipej & Mauro Štifanić
On 12th May 2013, a specimen of Lobotes surinamensis (Lt = 342 mm, W = 845.32 g) was caught in Raša Bay (Northern Adriatic, southern coast of Istra Peninsula). This is the northernmost occurrence of this species in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea.

The reproductive biology of Carasobarbus luteus and Capoeta trutta in the Tigris River, Turkey

Serbest Bilici, Erhan Ünlü, Tarik Ciçek & Ömer Satici
This study was carried out to determine the reproductive characteristics of two species of Cyprinidae, Longspine scraper, Capoeta trutta (Heckel, 1843) and Mesopotamian himri, Carasobarbus luteus (Heckel, 1843) in the Tigris River of Turkish part. A total of 307 C. luteus (138 females and 169 males) and 394 C. trutta (269 females and 125 males) specimens were analyzed. The sex ratio for C. luteus and C. trutta was 1:1.22 females (44.95%) to males (55.05%) and...

Reproductive biology of the amphidromous goby Sicyopterus japonicus (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae)

Midori Iida, Shun Watanabe & Katsumi Tsukamoto
To understand the reproductive biology of the amphidromous goby, Sicyopterus japonicus , juvenile and adult gobies of this species were sampled in the ota River, Wakayama, Japan. Sampling was conducted monthly from June 2003 to october 2004, and once each season from april 2005 to March 2006 at 7 sampling stations from the estuary to the upper reaches of the river. the gonadosomatic index values of females (n = 171) ranged from 0.0 to 20.8...

Expansion of the invasive Pseudorasbora parva (Cyprinidae) in the Iberian Peninsula : first record in the Guadiana River basin

Enric Aparicio, Borja Peris, Luis Torrijos, José Prenda, Ángel Nieva & Silvia Perea
Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) has become an invasive fish in many parts of Europe. In the Iberian Peninsula, until now, P. parva has been recorded only from the Ebro and Ter Rivers, NE Spain. The first record in the Guadiana River basin (SW Spain) of P. parva is reported. The origin of the population is presumably an accidental introduction from a local fish farm. P. parva represents a new threat to the native...

Range extensions of four species of parrotfishes (Scaridae) in the northern Gulf of California, Mexico

Ollin T. Gonzalez-Cuellar, Héctor Reyes-Bonilla, Manon Fourrière, Mario Rojo, Arturo Hernández-Velasco, Israel Sánchez-Alcántara & Tad Pfister
We present new records extending the known geographic range of four species of parrotfishes (family Scaridae) in the Gulf of California, Mexico: Scarus compressus, S. ghobban, S. perrico and S. rubroviolaceus. The presence of these species in the northern gulf is relevant considering their ecological role as consumers of algae and mollusks, and as producers of carbonated sediments in the reefs, which is not currently played by any other fish in that area. The records...

First records of two sparid species, Diplodus omanensis and Pagellus affinis (Perciformes: Sparidae) from western coast of Pakistan

Shabir Ali Amir, Fumiya Tanaka, Pirzada Jamal Siddiqui & Yukio Iwatsuki
A single specimen of Diplodus omanensis Bauchot & Bianchi, 1984 and of Pagellus affinis Boulenger, 1888 were collected from Karachi fish market, presumably originating from the western coast of Pakistan, in the Arabian Sea. These specimens represent the first records of these two sparid species from the Pakistani waters.

Occurrence of a freshwater pipefish Pseudophallus cf. brasiliensis (Syngnathidae) in Corantijn River, Suriname, with notes on its distribution, habitat, and reproduction

Jan H. Mol
Twelve small (< 7.5 cm TL) specimens of the pipefish Pseudophallus cf. brasiliensis were collected at three localities in the Corantijn River, Suriname, at distance >155 km from the river mouth, i.e., in fresh water. Of these, nine were from Sand Landing, a sheltered beach immediately downstream of a bend in the river, characterized by medium to low current velocity, mixed bottom substrate, and presence of a meadow of dwarf Amazonian sword plant H. tenellum....

The parasitic isopod Anilocra physodes, as a novel food source for the lizardfish Synodus saurus (Synodontidae)

Pauline Narvaez, João P. Barreiros & Marta C. Soares
During a wide project carried out on the behavior and reproduction of the Atlantic lizardfish Synodus saurus in the Azores (NE Atlantic), specimens of the ectoparasitic isopod Anilocra physodes were discovered in various stomachs contents of these piscivorous predatory fish. This intriguing result allowed us to conclude for the first time that fish species can ingest their own parasites, which becomes doubly beneficial, since it releases them from parasites but it is also a new...

Comparative histology of caniniform teeth in some predatory ichthyophagous teleosts

Megann Texereau, Damien Germain & François J. Meunier
In the present study, the combined use of classical histological and 3D reconstruction methods allows us to characterize the structural organization of different types of dentine in five species of predatory teleosts. The examination evidences the presence of vasodentine and of plicidentine in the perciform Dissostichus eleginoides Smitt, 1898 and the presence of osteodentine in three other species of Perciformes without any plicidentine, Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791), Sphyraena guachancho Cuvier, 1829, Lepidopus caudatus (Euphrasen, 1788),...

First record of the freshwater bream, Abramis brama in the river Mala Neretva, Adriatic drainage system of Croatia

Vlasta Bartulović, Jakov Dulčić, Ivan Bogut, Jerko Pavličević, Edhem Hasković & Branko Glamuzina
On 17 April 2010, one specimen (m) of freshwater bream (total length TL = 43.8 cm, weight W = 1046.8 g) was captured with a trammel net near the settlement Mihalj, Mala Neretva River (Adriatic drainage system of Croatia). This is the first record of the freshwater bream in this river and consequently for the Adriatic drainage system as a whole.

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