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