Check List 11(3): e19244, doi: 10.15560/11.3.1646
First record of the Combtooth Blenny, Microlipophrys adriaticus (Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883) (Pisces, Blenniidae), for the Italian Ionian Sea
expand article infoF. Tiralongo, R. Baldacconi§
‡ Ente Fauna Marina Mediterranea; Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy§ Ente Fauna Marina Mediterranea, Italy
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Microlipophrys adriaticus (Steindachner & Kolombatovic, 1883) is an endemic blenny of the Mediterranean Sea. It is also known from the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. However, unlike other species of combtooth blennies, M. adriaticus is a fish with a limited distribution in Adriatic Sea, especially in the north, where it can be common. We report here the first record of this species from the waters of the Ionian Sea.
blennies; Ionian Sea; Adriatic Sea; Italian waters; Microlipophrys