First record of the marlin sucker Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829) (Carangiformes, Echeneidae) in the Adriatic Sea

Dulčić J., Pavičić M., Žužul I., Stanić R., Ugarković P., Dragičević B.

Date de parution: décembre 2021
Volume: 45
Number: 4
Pagination: 303-306
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

Corresponding author: Branko Dragičević,


Two specimens of marlin sucker Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829) were found attached on a Mediterranean spearfish Tetrapturus belone caught in the eastern Adriatic Sea (Croatian coast) with purse seine in December 2020. Species identification was confirmed both morphologically and by genetic barcoding. This finding represents the first record of this species from the Adriatic Sea.

Mots-clés: adriatic Sea - Croatia - DNA barcoding - Mediterranean Sea - Remora osteochir - Suckerfish
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