a1 Istituto per lo Studio degli Ambienti Marini Costieri (IAMC–CNR) di Taranto, via Roma, 3-74100, Taranto, Italy
A potential new species of Barracuda Sphyraena intermedia sp. nov. (Perciformes: Actinopterygii) is reported from the Gulf of Taranto in the central Mediterranean Sea. This classification was based upon a thorough anatomical comparison with well documented species from the region (Sphyraena sphyraena and Sphyraena viridensis). Principally, Sphyraena intermedia sp. nov. differed from the other species within the genus in terms of body shape, otoliths, dentition and pyloric caeca.
(Received April 08 2008)
(Accepted February 25 2009)
(Online publication June 02 2009)
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