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Abstract

First record of the flat needlefish Ablennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846) in the Mediterranean Sea (Osteichthyes, Beloniformes, Belonidae).

Abstract

The flat needlefish Ablennes hians was recorded for the first time from the Mediterranean. One specimen was captured on 23 September 2018, near the city of Netanya, Israel, ca. 20 km north of Tel-Aviv, and can be considered likely to be a Lessepsian migrant that entered the Mediterranean via the Suez Canal.