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Natural hybrid of ♀ Diplodus cervinus and ♂ of D. levantinus (Teleostei: Sparidae) from the Mediterranean coast of Israel

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DANIEL GOLANI (http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1476-6990), RONALD FRICKE, YARON TIKOCHINSKI
DANIEL GOLANI, RONALD FRICKE, YARON TIKOCHINSKI

Abstract


A morphomeristic and genetic analysis of an unusual specimen of Diplodus (Family: Sparidae) that was collected in the Mediterranean coast of Israel revealed that it is a hybrid of Diplodus cervinus female and D. levantinus male.  Coloring, lip formation and teeth arrangement were intermediate between the parental species.


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hybrid, Diplodus cervinus, Diplodus levantinus, Sparidae, Mediterranean

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