First record of Dadylopterus volitans (Dactylopteridae) in the Eastern English Channel

Other titles Premier signalement de Dactylopterus volitans (Dactylopteridae) en Manche orientale
Type Article
Date 2013-10
Language English
Author(s) Mahe KeligORCID1, Foucher EricORCID2, Elleboode Romain1, Iglesias Samuel3, Tetard Alain2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Sclerochronol Ctr, Fisheries Lab, F-62321 Boulogne Sur Mer, France.
2 : IFREMER, Fisheries Lab, F-14520 Port En Bessin, France.
3 : Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept Milieux & Peuplements Aquat, UMR BOREA 7208, Stn Biol Marine Concarneau, F-29900 Concarneau, France.
Source Cybium (0399-0974) (Soc Francaise D Ichtyologie), 2013-10 , Vol. 37 , N. 4 , P. 307-308
Keyword(s) Dactylopteridae, Dactylopterus volitans, Atlantic Ocean, Eastern English Channel, First record
Abstract The family Dactylopteridae comprises seven valid species mostly distributed in tropical and subtropical seas (Eschmeyer and Fong, 2013). The flying gurnard Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) is present in the Eastern Atlantic, apparently from the North Sea to Angola, including the entire Mediterranean Sea and the Azores, and in the Western Atlantic, from Canada to Argentina (Froese and Pauly, 2013). It is the only species of the family Dactylopteridae present in the European Atlantic (from 36 degrees N to 66 degrees N) (Roux, 1986; Quero et al., 2003). The point map of D. volitans given in FishBase (Froese and Pauly, 2013) showed a single record in the Bay of Biscay and a single record point in the Southern North Sea, although the latter seems to be an estimation, not a real observation. This paper reports the first record of D. volitans in the Eastern English Channel.
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Mahe Kelig, Foucher Eric, Elleboode Romain, Iglesias Samuel, Tetard Alain (2013). First record of Dadylopterus volitans (Dactylopteridae) in the Eastern English Channel. Cybium, 37(4), 307-308. Open Access version :