Record of Regalecus glesne (Regalecidae) from the eastern Adriatic Sea

Dulčić J., Dragičević B., Tutman P.

Published date: December 2009
Volume: 33
Number: 4
Pagination: 339–340
Publisher: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

On 11 May 2009, a specimen of Oarfish, Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772, was collected in the vicinity of Stobreč, Croatia. This rare fish was found alive, swimming near the coast. This is the first record of this species from the eastern Adriatic coast and the second from the entire Adriatic. Previous record considered a mutilated and only partly preserved specimen, which was captured in 1932.

Keywords: adriatic Sea - MED - New record - Oarfish - Regalecidae - Regalecus glesne
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