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The authors would like to express special thanks to E. Karalić as research team member, as well as to K. Xhaho, E. Celohoxaj and S. Ribaj for providing the logistic support. We are also thankful to all the fishermen for their courtesy and hospitality. The authors are also grateful to the reviewers for their comments which improved the quality of this paper.
This study was funded by Rufford Foundation 2nd Booster (35037-D) and Completion grant (38232-C).
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Gajić, A.A., Sulikowski, J.A. & Beširović, H. An interesting case of a single ocellus in a brown ray from the Adriatic Sea. Mar. Biodivers. 53, 29 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-023-01345-0