Specimen of Microichthys coccoi :: Figure: Authors

Ordines F., Fricke R., Williston A., Guijarro B., Massutí E., 2018. First record of Microichthys coccoi (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Epigonidae) from the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 48 (1): 19–25.

Abstract: Microichthys coccoi Rüppell, 1852 was originally described based on a stranded individual collected in the Strait of Messina, Sicily, central Mediterranean. The distribution range of the species is poorly known, as very few individuals have been recorded from Italy, Greece, and Turkey in the Mediterranean, and from the Azores in the north eastern Atlantic. The aim of this study was to report the presence of M. coccoi from the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean). The history of species’ known records is compiled and its presence in the Atlantic is discussed.

Keywords: Epigonidae, cardinalfish, morphometry, expanded distribution