Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

On the record of the African threadfish Alectis alexandrinus (Pisces: Carangidae) from the Adriatic Sea

J.  Dulcic a1
a1 Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, [Sbreve]etali[sbreve]te Ivana Me[sbreve]trovica 63, PO Box 500, 21000 Split, Croatia, E-mail:

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One specimen of African threadfish was caught near Split (middle Adriatic) on 26 September 1973 and donated to the Museo Storia Naturale di Genova (MSNG). Tortonese reported on the extralimital capture of this species (under the name Scyris alexandrina) without any other data. This was neglected and this species was not put in the list of Adriatic fish. After revision of the specimen and data from the MSNG it could be suggested that the species must be in the list of Adriatic fish. This record represents the northernmost occurrence of this species in the world.

(Received September 30 2004)
(Accepted April 26 2005)