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Small red scorpionfish Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaenidae) – an unknown species for the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Tihomir Stefanov https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1084-8358

16 June 2021 · volume 42 · [issue 8] · pp. 55–58 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: One adult specimen of small red scorpionfish Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810 was found in the ichthyological collections of the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia, Bulgaria. The specimen has been caught on 12 May 1926 in Black Sea near the town of Burgas and labelled as Scorpaena porcus. This is the first finding of the species along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast and the oldest record in the Black Sea.

Keywords: Black Sea, Bulgaria, museum collections, Scorpaena notata, Scorpaenidae

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Stefanov T. 2021 Small red scorpionfish Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaenidae) – an unknown species for the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Historia naturalis bulgarica 42: 55–58.

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