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First record of Acanthurus chirurgus (Perciformes: Acanthuridae) in the Mediterranean Sea, with some distributional notes on Mediterranean Acanthuridae

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J. LANGENECK, M. BOYER, P. G. De CECCO, C. LUCIANI, M. MARCELLI, M. VACCHI
J. LANGENECK, M. BOYER, P. G. De CECCO, C. LUCIANI, M. MARCELLI, M. VACCHI

Abstract


The occurrence of the doctorfish Acanthurus chirurgus is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea, off Elba Island, Tyrrhenian Sea (42.726667° N, 10.434444° E). This record is tentatively related to aquarium release. The occurrence of Acanthuridae in the Mediterranean Sea is briefly reviewed, and some distributional notes on Acanthurus coeruleus and Acanthurus monroviae in the Mediterranean are provided.


Keywords


Acanthurus chirurgus; Acanthurus coeruleus; alien species; Mediterranean Sea

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