Substantiated occurrence of Gaidropsarus mediterraneus (Phycidae) from the Tunisian Coast (Mediterranean Sea)


The present paper report on the capture of a shore rockling Gaidropsarus mediterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758) from the NE Tunisian coast, in shallow coastal waters. It was a small specimen which of 210 mm standard length and 81.5 g. The specimens is described in this paper including morphometric measurements and meristic counts. The local distribution of the species is discussed and commented, it is considered as a by-catch species by fishermen, probably due to its low economical interest.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v43p83

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