First record of hyperostotic bones in a common dentex, Dentex dentex (Sparidae) from the Adriatic

Matić-Skoko S., Ferri J.

Published date: December 2009
Volume: 33
Number: 4
Pagination: 341–342
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

The hyperostosis is recorded for the first time in a wild Dentex dentex from the Adriatic Sea. The deformed specimen presents typical swollen bones on its caudal vertebrae. Moreover, this is the first record of such deformities of common dentex in the whole area of its distribution.

Keywords: adriatic Sea - Caudal vertebrae - Dentex dentex - Hyperostosis - Sparidae
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