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Abstract

First confirmed record of the Lessepsian migrant Pteragogus pelycus Randall, 1981 (Teleostei: Labridae) for the North African coasts.

Abstract

On July 2010, a single specimen of Pteragogus pelycus was captured by gillnets along the coasts of Alexandria, Egypt (approximate position 31°14′N, 29°55′E) between 15 and 25 m of depth. This observation represents the first confirmed record of this species from the North African coasts.