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Distribution, abundance and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa) (Osteichthyes: Lophiiformes) in the Mediterranean Sea
Ungaro, N.; Marano, G.; Auteri, R.; Voliani, E.; Massutí, E.; García-Rodriguez, M.; Osmani, K. (2002). Distribution, abundance and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa) (Osteichthyes: Lophiiformes) in the Mediterranean Sea. Sci. Mar. (Barc.) 66(Suppl. 2): 55-63
In: Scientia Marina (Barcelona). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Institut de Ciènces del Mar: Barcelona. ISSN 0214-8358; e-ISSN 1886-8134, more
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  • Ungaro, N.; Marano, G.; Auteri, R.; Voliani, E.; Massutí, E.; García-Rodriguez, M.; Osmani, K. (2002). Distribution, abundance and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa) (Osteichthyes: Lophiiformes) in the Mediterranean Sea, in: Abelló, P. et al. Mediterranean marine demersal resources: the MEDITS international trawl survey (1994-1999). Scientia Marina (Barcelona), 66(Suppl. 2): pp. 55-63, more

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Keywords
    Chordata > Vertebrates > Fishes > Osteichthyes > Lophiiformes > Marine fishes > Anglerfishes
    Dimensions > Length
    Distribution
    Hydrographic features > Marine areas > Oceans > Marine areas > Atlantic ocean > Mediterranean sea
    Mediterranean Sea
    Population characteristics > Population number
    Lophius budegassa Spinola, 1807 [WoRMS]; Lophius budegassa Spinola, 1807 [WoRMS]; Lophius piscatorius Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
    Mediterranean [Marine Regions]
    Marine
Author keywords
    Lophius piscatorius; Length-at-maturity

Authors  Top | Dataset 
  • Ungaro, N.
  • Marano, G.
  • Auteri, R.
  • Voliani, E.
  • Massutí, E.
  • García-Rodriguez, M.
  • Osmani, K.

Abstract
    The distribution and biological features of anglerfish (Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa) in the Mediterranean Sea were analysed from trawl surveys data (MEDITS project, years 1994-1999). The above-mentioned species were widely distributed in the Mediterranean, but differences in abundance were found according to geographic sectors and depths. Most of the collected specimens belonged to the first length cohorts and length distributions also differed at macro-area levels. Mean sizes at female sexual maturity were estimated at 68.5 cm and 66.2 cm total length, respectively for L. piscatorius and L. budegassa.

Dataset
  • MEDITS-Spain: Demersal and mega-benthic species from the MEDITS (Mediterranean International Trawl Survey) project on the Spanish continental shelf between 1994 and 2009, more

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