Scientia Marina, Vol 62, No 1-2 (1998)

New data on the occurrence of Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825)(Osteichthyes: Scorpaenidae) in the Western Mediterranean

Paolo Merella
Centre Oceanogràfic de les Balears - I.E.O., Spain

Francesc Alemany
Centre Oceanogràfic de les Balears - I.E.O., Spain

Amalia Grau
Servicios Marinos S.A. (SEAMASA), Spain


The second documented capture of one specimen of Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825) (Osteichthyes: Scorpaenidae) is reported from the Western Mediterranean, including a description of the specimen and formulating a hypothesis about the distribution of this species in the area.


Scorpaenidae; Pontinus kuhlii; new record; western Mediterranean

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