Diastobranchus capensis in Svalbard
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence native
Importance Ref.
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater No
Brackish No
Saltwater Yes
Live export
Bait No
Gamefish No
Abundance Ref.

First record of this species caught between 666-682 meters. Offered explanations of its appearance in the north of this southern species could be that this species is more widely distributed and have not been sampled until the first specimen/record was caught (depth not often fished), it could have been discarded from a fishing vessel, a possible misidentification of another species like Synaphobranchus kaupii, or a case of adult migration by isothermal submergence. A more plausible reason whas that it was brought to the area by abnormal current conditions when there was an increased influx of Atlantic water that has been recorded in the Norwegian Sea and Svalbard region after 2003, especially in 2005 and following this influx, a number of temperate region fish species were caught in the Barents Sea and the waters around Svalbard in the years 2004-2009 (Ref. 96237).

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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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