Diplodus levantinus (Teleostei: Sparidae), a new species of sea bream from the southeastern Mediterranean Sea of Israel, with a checklist and a key to the species of the Diplodus sargus species group

  title={Diplodus levantinus (Teleostei: Sparidae), a new species of sea bream from the southeastern Mediterranean Sea of Israel, with a checklist and a key to the species of the Diplodus sargus species group},
  author={Ronald Fricke and Daniel Golani and Brenda Appelbaum-Golani},
  journal={Scientia Marina},
The sea bream Diplodus levantinus n. sp. is described from off the coasts of Israel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, where it replaces Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus, 1758). The new species is characterized by 11-12 spines and 10-16 soft rays in the dorsal fin, 3 spines and 11-13 soft rays in the anal fin, 15-17 pectoral fin rays, 6-9 + 8-12 gill rakers on the first gill arch, upper and lower jaws with a single row of 4 incisors on each side, followed by a total of 16-19 molariform teeth in the… 

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  • J. Young
  • Environmental Science, Geology
    Transactions of the Glasgow Geological Society
  • 1871
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Données sur la faune ichtyologique du Golfe de Gascogne. 1. Répartition des Diplodus (Sparidae, perciformes) et remarques sur leurs stades juvéniles

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