Occurrence of Sebastes mentella (Scorpaeniformes: Sebastidae) off the Galician coast (NW Spain) (North-eastern Atlantic)

Fernández-Zapico O., Arronte J.C., Ruiz-Pico S.

Published date: December 2012
Volume: 36
Number: 4
Pagination: 591–592
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2012-364-016

The capture of a mature male of Sebastes mentella off the Galician coast, northern Spain is reported. This record represents the most southerly record for this species in the north-eastern Atlantic. Its presence could be a case of vagrancy from the Irminger Sea related to the reproduction migrations of this species.

Keywords: Galician coast - New record - North-eastern Atlantic -Vagrancy - Sebastes mentella - Sebastidae
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