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Thread Discussion: Champsodon spp.
UTC Created On: 5/12/2014 2:46 PM
Author: Argyro ZENETOS
Responsible Member(s): Argyro ZENETOS ::
UTC Closed On: 2/4/2015 9:56 AM
Closing User: Argyro ZENETOS
Argyro ZENETOS 5/12/2014 - 2:46 PM
Thread Opening Text: According to EASIN, three Champsodon species invaded the Mediterranean Sea (C. capensis, C. nudivittis and C. vorax). This is confirmed by the recent literature e.g.: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2012.02019.x/pdf However, Galil & Goren (2014) only reported one species - Champsodon nudivittis (Ogilby, 1895) - without discussing why they did not report the other two. Is there an article where somebody considered all the Mediterranean records as belonging to C. nudivittus, or Galil & Goren (2014) simply forgot the two other species?
Argyro ZENETOS 5/12/2014 - 2:57 PM
Galil claims (I have attended a presentation by her in 2012) that we deal with one species only in the Mediterranean and the taxonomic status is unclear. Until there is a publication sorting out the situation, we leave it as it is (3 species).
Eugenio GERVASINI 2/4/2015 - 9:54 AM
The discussion is put on hold waiting new scientific evidence. No changes to the Catalogue for the time being.
Argyro ZENETOS 2/4/2015 - 9:56 AM
Thread Closing Text: The discussion is put on hold waiting new scientific evidence. No changes needed to the Catalogue for the time being.
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