Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No 1 (2006)

First record of Taningia danae (Cephalopoda: Octopoteuthidae) in the Mediterranean Sea


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2006.70n1153

Antoni Quetglas
IEO-Centre Oceanogràfic de Balears, Spain

Khaled Fliti
Ministère de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques

Enric Massutí
IEO-Centre Oceanogràfic de Balears, Spain

Wahid Refes
Institut des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral

Beatríz Guijarro
IEO-Centre Oceanogràfic de Balears, Spain

Said Zaghdoudi
Ministère de la Pêche et des Ressources Halieutiques

Abstract


The capture of a specimen of the oceanic cephalopod Taningia danae Joubin, 1931, caught during a bottom trawl survey carried out off the Algerian coast, is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. The individual, which was taken at 385-395 m depth, was a juvenile with a 55.6 mm mantle length and age of 132 days. This finding is important as there are few worldwide records of this species.

Keywords


first record; Octopoteuthidae; Mediterranean Sea; statoliths

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