First record of the mottled spinefoot Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782) in Mediterranean waters: a Facebook based detection

Published: Jul 3, 2020
Non-indigenous species rabbitfishes Siganus fuscescens social networks early detection.

The occurrence of Siganus fuscescens was recorded on March 1st 2020, within the harbour of Gioia Tauro, southern Tyrrhenian Sea (38.44428 N, 15.90459 E). The capture was realized by a recreational fisher and shared through a Facebook group. Here we illustrate this new record and discussed its relevance for Mediterranean bioinvasion research.

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ERNESTO AZZURO, IRBIM, Institute of Biological Resources and Marine Biotechnologies - CNR, National Research Council, Ancona & Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (SZN), Villa Comunale, 80121, Napoli
IRBIM, Senior Researcher
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