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Native to the Indo-Pacific region, Lagocephalus sceleratus -- a species of highly poisonous puffer fish -- first arrived in the Mediterranean around 10 years ago after it spread through the Red Sea and Suez Canal.
According to Agriculture Minister Sophocles Aletraris, the fisheries department has come up with a scheme to "combat" the proliferate Lagocephalus sceleratus pufferfish.
TUNIS (TAP) - "Lagocephalus sceleratus," popularly known as cofferfish or "Bouchkara," which has been spotted lately on the Ajim coasts, Medenine Governorate, is a toxic fish but is not potentially fatal, the Agriculture and Environment Ministry announced.
Seeds of Ranunculus sceleratus occur most abundantly, which is the pioneer plant in muddy soils and watersides.
Cryptogams and trees are altogether missing, even the variety of herbs is larger in pollen records, so only the finds of seeds of Urtica dioica and Ranunculus sceleratus do not have corresponding pollen taxa.
Lagocephalus sceleratus, a member of the pufferfish family, has invaded the island in recent years after working its way up from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.
Named for its rabbit-like appearance and also known as a blowfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus contains a toxin which is potentially lethal.
The two species not found were Geum laciniatum Murray and Ranunculus sceleratus L.
Thomas 1225 Ranunculus sceleratus Ranunculaceae Floyd W.