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Abstract

First record of the silver-cheeked toadfish Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789) from Malta.

Abstract

The occurrence of the silver-cheeked toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus, is reported for the first time from Maltese waters. The specimen was caught at a depth of 15 m in a sparse sea grass Posidonia oceanica meadow. The need for a public information campaign on the danger to human health posed by the species, and to develop an early warning system of its spread, is discussed.