First record of the mesopelagic fish Diaphus dumerilii (Bleeker, 1856) in the Mediterranean Sea

  title={First record of the mesopelagic fish Diaphus dumerilii (Bleeker, 1856) in the Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Mauro Cavallaro and Giovanni Ammendolia and Franco Andaloro and Pietro Battaglia},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
The finding of a specimen of Diaphus dumerilii (Myctophidae) stranded on the shore in the Sicilian coast of the Strait of Messina (central Mediterranean Sea) is reported. It is the first documented record of this mesopelagic species in the Mediterranean Sea. Morphometric and meristic characters are given together with some biological features. 

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