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On 13 July 2003, a specimen of L. guttatus ( female, weight of
ovaries was Wo = 216 g, stage II, according to Nikolsky (1976),
the specimen was identified as an immature by macroscopic inspec-
tion of gonads) measuring 98.3 cm TL and weighing 25.57 kg (Fig.
1) was captured by gill-net called ‘barakuda’, at a depth of 28 m,
near island Vir (eastern middle Adriatic, Croatian coast) (Fig. 2).
In spite of its undoubted presence in the Mediterranean (Palm-
er, 1986; Bauchot, 1987) published papers on its occurrence (date
of capture, location), morphometrics, length and weight data, food
and feeding are very scarce. It is also very interesting that Palmer
(1986) did not include Adriatic in the L. guttatus area of distribu-
tion although ‰oljan (1948, 1975) included it in the list of Adriatic
ichthyofauna. Most of those papers and lists confirm the presence
of this species in specific area such as Gulf of Lion, Balearic Islands
and Greek waters, but without any other data.