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Title: Records of Cephalopods (Mollusca : Cephalopoda) from Maltese and surrounding waters (Central Mediterranean)
Authors: Schembri, Titian
Schembri, Patrick J.
Keywords: Cephalopoda -- Malta
Mollusks -- Malta
Cuttlefish -- Malta
Loliginidae -- Malta
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: NGO Nature Trust
Citation: Schembri, T., & Schembri, P. J. (1997). Records of Cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) from Maltese and surrounding waters (Central Mediterranean). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist, 2(4), 124-135.
Abstract: Based on an examination of several collections made in Maltese waters, 20 cephalopods are recorded of which three genera and seven species are reported for the first time from Maltese waters. The identity of some previously dubious records is clarified. Information is given on the material examined during the present study as well as on geographical distribution and habitat preferences of the species. Notes on the diagnostic charactcrs required for accurate identification and details of important diagnostic features arc included. All the species recorded are also known from the Strait of Sicily and other areas in the Central Mediterranean. There are very few Maltese records of pelagic species. This is partly a result of the fishing techniques used by local fishermen and partly because cephalopods are only a by-catch in Malta.
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