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Title: First record of the Azure demoiselle, Chrysiptera hemicyanea (Actinopterygii : Perciformes : Pomacentridae), in the Mediterranean Sea
Authors: Deidun, Alan
Castro, Daniel de
Bariche, Michel
Keywords: Perciformes -- Mediterranean Region
Pomacentridae -- Mediterranean Region
Aquarium fishes -- Mediterranean Region
Perciformes -- Malta
Pomacentridae -- Malta
Aquarium fishes -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Agricultural University of Szczecin
Citation: Deidun A., De Castro D., & Bariche, M. (2018). First record of the azure demoiselle, Chrysiptera hemicyanea (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Pomacentridae), in the Mediterranean Sea. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 48 (1), 87-91.
Abstract: The azure demoiselle, Chrysiptera hemicyanea (Weber, 1913), is a marine fish native to the Indo-West Pacific and is commonly found in the aquarium industry around the world. A single individual was observed underwater at a depth of two meters in the coastal waters of Malta in June 2017. Chrysiptera hemicyanea is recorded from the Mediterranean Sea for the first time based on underwater photos and a video. The record suggests a very recent presence of the species in the Mediterranean, most probably a release from a tropical aquarium. The species cannot be considered yet established and monitoring of possible new individuals and awareness activities with the local community should be initiated.
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