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Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 948–952 | Cite as

First Substantiated Record of Sand Sole Pegusa lascaris (Osteichthyes: Soleidae) from the Coast of Tunisia (Central Mediterranean)

  • K. Ounifi-Ben AmorEmail author
  • M. M. Ben Amor
  • C. Capapé
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Abstract

Sand sole, Pegusa lascaris (Risso, 1810), was previously reported in the Tunisian marine waters but no details were provided on its description and capture. Two captures of the species off Kélibia, in the northeastern coast of Tunisia allow us to present the first substantiated records in the this area, including description, morphometric measurements and meristic counts. Comments on the distribution of P.lascaris off the Tunisian coast and the entire Mediterranean are also given.

Keywords:

Soleidae morphometric measurements meristic counts colour distribution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ounifi-Ben Amor
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. M. Ben Amor
    • 2
  • C. Capapé
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Biodiversité, Biotechnologies et Changements climatiques, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar. Tunis, Tunisia, Département des Ressources Animales, Halieutiques et des Technologies Agroalimentaires, Institut National Agronomique de TunisiTunise, Tunisia
  2. 2.Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la MerLa GouletteTunisia
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Ichtyologie, case 104, Université de MontpellierMontpellier cedex 5France

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