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Journal of Marine Biology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 462407, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/462407
Research Article

On the Occurrence of the Blunthead Puffer, Sphoeroides pachygaster (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae), in the Strait of Messina (Central Mediterranean)

1Institute of Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC), CNR, Spianata S. Raineri 86, 98122 Messina, Italy
2ISPRA, Via Curtatone 3, 00185 Rome, Italy

Received 30 March 2012; Accepted 10 May 2012

Academic Editor: Robert A. Patzner

Copyright © 2012 D. Giordano et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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