First confirmation of intentional release of aquaria kept marine fish in the Mediterranean

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The paper reports the first Mediterranean sighting of the emperor red snapper, Lutjanus sebae (Cuvier, 1816), on the basis of one specimen sampled in Saronikos Gulf. It was possible to trace its entire life in Greece, from the presence in a local pet store to its intentional release in nature and subsequent collection.

More information here: Zenetos A., Apostolopoulos G. & Crocetta F., 2016. AQUARIA KEPT MARINE FISH SPECIES POSSIBLY RELEASED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA: FIRST CONFIRMATION OF INTENTIONAL RELEASE IN THE WILD. ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, 46 (3): 255–262.

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