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Angular roughshark Oxynotus centrina (Squaliformes: Oxynotidae) in captivity feeding exclusively on elasmobranch eggs: an overlooked feeding niche or a matter of individual taste?
A specimen of angular roughshark Oxynotus centrina has been kept successfully in captivity for the first time and preyed exclusively on the contents of elasmobranch egg cases, suggesting a specialized trophic niche.
Morphometric, molecular and ecological analyses of the parasites of the sharpsnout seabream Diplodus puntazzo Cetti (Sparidae) from the Spanish Mediterranean: implications for aquaculture
Many parasites of the sharpsnout seabream recorded in the present study are shared by the main fish species in Mediterranean aquaculture, the gilthead seabREAM, thus suggesting the possibility of cross-infections.
Accacoelium contortum (Trematoda: Accacoeliidae) a trematode living as a monogenean: morphological and pathological implications
An intense proliferative inflammatory response of host gill and pharynx epithelium at the host-parasite interface was detected and parasites became partially covered by overgrowths of host tissues.
A New Species of Empruthotrema (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from Pteromylaeus bovinus (Myliobatidae) from the Western Mediterranean
Emputhotrema chisholmae is the first species of the genus reported from the Mediterranean and differs from the other species by the following combination of features: haptor with 13 marginal loculi, the presence of eyespots, the absence of an accessory piece associated with the male copulatory organ, and a long egg appendage.
Fish Health and Fisheries, Implications for Stock Assessment and Management: The Mediterranean Example
Although fish health may influence key population-level processes, particularly those dealing with natural mortality, reproduction, and growth, which, in turn, affect stock productivity, little
First confirmed record of Mola sp. A in the western Mediterranean Sea: morphological, molecular and parasitological findings.
In this study, a large ocean sunfish in the western Mediterranean Sea was analysed molecularly and morphologically, identified as Mola sp.
Taxonomic status and epidemiology of the mesoparasitic copepod Pennella balaenoptera in cetaceans from the western Mediterranean.
No consistent morphological differences of the first antennae were found between P. balaenoptera and P. filosa collected from cetaceans and fish in the western Mediterranean, and molecular data failed to show reciprocal monophyly for the 2 species, and nucleotide divergence between them was low.
Molecular and Morphological Differentiation of Two Similar Species of Accacoeliidae (Digenea): Accacladocoelium macrocotyle and A. nigroflavum from Sunfish, Mola mola
The morphology of new specimens of both species has been studied in detail and combined with molecular analysis and shows that the extension of the vitellarium is very similar in both species, but the degree of ramification differs.
First evidence of presence of plastic debris in digestive system of Mola mola (L.) from western Mediterranean Sea.
Ingestion of marine debris by ocean sunfishes is not very well documented. As the feeding behaviour of these giants of the seas is very similar to marine turtles, it is expected that the accidental