Black scorpionfish Scorpaena porcus (Scorpaenidae): a first record in the eastern English Channel

Type Article
Date 2014-01
Language English
Author(s) Mahe KeligORCID1, Goascoz Nicolas2, Dufour Jean-Louis1, Iglesias Samuel3, Tetard Alain2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Sclerochronology Centre, Fisheries Laboratory, 150 quai Gambetta, BP 699, 62 321 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
2 : IFREMER, Fisheries laboratory, Avenue du Ge´ne´ral de Gaulle, 14520 Port-en-Bessin, France
3 : Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, UMR BOREA 7208, Service des Stations Marines, Station de Biologie Marine de Concarneau, Place de la Croix, 29900 Concarneau, France
Source Marine Biodiversity Records (1755-2672) (Marine Biological Association of UK), 2014-01 , Vol. 7 , N. e6 , P. 1-3
DOI 10.1017/S1755267214000037
Keyword(s) Scorpaena porcus, first record, eastern English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, otolith
Abstract This is the first record of the black scorpionfish Scorpaena porcus being found in the eastern English Channel. A specimen was caught on 15 October 2012 off the port of Courseulles-sur-mer. It measured 31.6 cm and weighted 800 g. From a study of its sagittal otolith, this specimen appeared to be 9 years old.
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