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Researchers at Natural History Museum Have Reported New Data on Ichthyology

February 28, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Ichthyology. According to news originating from Concarneau, France, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "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)."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Natural History Museum, "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."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This paper reports the first record of D. volitans in the Eastern English Channel."

For more information on this research see: First record of Dadylopterus volitans (Dactylopteridae) in the Eastern English Channel. Cybium, 2013;37(4):307-308. Cybium can be contacted at: Soc Francaise D Ichtyologie, Museum Natl D Histoire Naturelle, 43 Rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris, France (see also Ichthyology).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K. Mahe, Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept. of Milieux & Peuplements Aquat, UMR BOREA 7208, Stn Biol Marine Concarneau, F-29900 Concarneau, France. Additional authors for this research include E. Foucher, R. Elleboode, S.P. Iglesias and A. Tetard.

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, Concarneau, Ichthyology

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