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A key for the identification of the Mediterranean sepiolids (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)
The family Sepiolidae is represented in the Mediterranean Sea by 16 species belonging to 7 genera and 3 subfamilies. A key is given for their identification. An updated taxonomic list of theExpand
The reproductive cycle of Mothocya epimerica (Isopoda: Cymothoidae) a parasite of the sand smelt, Atherina boyeri (Osteichthyes: Atherinidae), in the Lesina Lagoon, Italy
The population of sand smelt, Atherina boyeri, living in the Lesina lagoon (Italy, south-western Adriatic Sea) is infested by the cymothoid isopod Mothoyca epimerica. Monthly samples of sand smeltExpand
Role of Cephalopods in the diet of the swordfish, Xiphias gladius, from the eastern Mediterranean Sea
The gastric contents of 38 swordfish, Xiphias gladius, from the eastern Mediterranean Sea were examined to study the cephalopod component. Cephalopods were the most abundant prey items (theirExpand
The biogeography of Mediterranean cephalopods
Biogeographia vol. XXIV - 2003 (Printed October, 31 st 2003) Marine biogeography of the Mediterranean Sea: patterns and dynamics of biodiversity The biogeography of Mediterranean cephalopods*Expand
The cephalopod fauna of the adriatic
The list of the Cephalopods from the Adriatic Sea, which includes 41 species, iS reported. References are given to the findings that occurred in the last 15 years; the presence of HeteroteuthisExpand
Multiple spawning and spawning batch size in Sepietta oweniana (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae)
L'objectif du present travail etait d'obtenir des informations sur la strategie de reproduction de la sepiole Sepietta oweniana par des observations en aquarium sur la ponte de trois femellesExpand
Systematics of Alloteuthis (Cephalopoda:Loliginidae) based on molecular and morphometric data
Alloteuthis is a group of small, slender loliginid squids of minor fisheries importance. There are three nominal Alloteuthis species—A. media (Linnaeus), A. subulata (Lamarck) and A. africana Adam.Expand
Hectocotylus regeneration in wild-caught sepiolid squids
Post-traumatic regeneration of arms in Cephalopods is a common occurrence. It was described by Aristotle and, in more modern times, by Steenstrup (1856). Feral (1978) summarizes the information onExpand