Lebetus scorpioides and Buenia jeffreysii (Teleostei: Gobiidae) found north of the Arctic Circle

Ingvar Byrkjedal, Rupert Wienerroither, Gjertrud Jensen


Two gobiid species, Lebetus scorpioides and Buenia jeffreysii, were recorded in northern Norway, for the first time north of the Arctic Circle. While both species were found on the continental shelf west of the Lofoten islands, one of them, L. scorpioides, was found north of 70°N off western Finnmark. The records represent a considerable northward extension of the distribution of these species. Being well within the size of reproductive individuals, the specimens appear to belong to resident populations most probably missed by earlier samplings.


Teleostei; Norwegian Sea; distribution; biogeography

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5324/fn.v36i0.1952

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