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First record of Taningia danae (Cephalopoda: Octopoteuthidae) in the Mediterranean Sea
A. Quetglas, K. Fliti, E. Massutí, W. Refes, B. Guijarro and S. Zaghdoudi

The capture of a specimen of the oceanic cephalopod Taningia danae Joubin, 1931, caught during a bottom trawl survey carried out off the Algerian coast, is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. The individual, which was taken at 385-395 m depth, was a juvenile with a 55.6 mm mantle length and age of 132 days. This finding is important as there are few worldwide records of this species.

Keywords: first record, Octopoteuthidae, Mediterranean Sea, statoliths.
Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 70(1) : 153-155 Back PDF
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