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Moreno-Borges S., Escánez A., Brito A. 2019. First occurrence of the blackspot conger, Paraconger macrops (Actinopterygii: Anguilliformes: Congridae), in the waters of the Canary Islands: A comparative study of eastern Atlantic Paraconger species. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 49 (1): 89–93.

Abstract. The blackspot conger, Paraconger macrops (Günther, 1870), is a Macaronesian endemic species, hitherto known for Madeira and Azores. This work, based on by an extensive classical and molecular systematic study of one specimen captured by scuba-diving at El Hierro, provides evidence of its presence in the Canary Islands. A comparative study of the Paraconger species inhabiting the eastern Atlantic is presented.

Keywords: Canary Islands, first occurrence, Paraconger, morphological and molecular study, eastern Atlantic.

 

 

DOI: 10.3750/AIEP/02518

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