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Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 2255–2258 | Cite as

Incidence of xanthism in the leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea (Perciformes: Serranidae) in the Gulf of California

  • Marina S. Irigoyen-Arredondo
  • Ofelia Escobar-Sánchez
  • L. Andrés Abitia-Cárdenas
  • Xchel G. Moreno-SánchezEmail author
  • Deivis S. Palacios-Salgado
Short Communication
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Abstract

Five leopard grouper Mycteroperca rosacea specimens were captured in the Gulf of California, two of which presented a rare orange pigmentation on both sides of the body. The remaining individuals presented changes to the normal pigmentation pattern on the left or right flanks. The possible causes of these phenomena are discussed.

Keywords

Endemic Xanthism Serranidae Gulf of California 

Notes

Acknowledgments

MSI-A thanks the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CICIMAR-IPN) for allowing her to pursue postgraduate studies (Ph.D.), and CONACyT and BEIFI for economic support through scholarships. XGM-S, LAA-C, and OE-S thank the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT) for economic support through the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI). OE-S is grateful for economic support through the program “Cátedra CONACyT, proyecto 2137, FACIMAR-UAS”. XGM-S and LAA-C thank EDI and COFAA scholarships for the economic support offered. This study was financed by CONACyT Problemas Nacionales (project 248708).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina S. Irigoyen-Arredondo
    • 1
  • Ofelia Escobar-Sánchez
    • 2
  • L. Andrés Abitia-Cárdenas
    • 1
  • Xchel G. Moreno-Sánchez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Deivis S. Palacios-Salgado
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Pesquerías y Biología MarinaInstituto Politécnico Nacional (CICIMAR-IPN)La PazMexico
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias del MarCONACYT—Universidad Autónoma de SinaloaMazatlánMexico
  3. 3.Escuela Nacional de Ingeniería Pesquera (ENIP-UAN)Carretera a los Cocos, San BlasMexico

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