First record of red cornetfish Fistularia petimba (Syngnathiformes:Fistulariidae) from Antalya and skenderun Bays along Turkish Coasts of the Mediterranean Sea

Unluoglu A., AKALIN S. , DAL I., Tirasin E. M. , AYDIN C. M.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, cilt.34, ss.977-980, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jai.13715
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.977-980


Here, we report the first occurrence of red cornetfish Fistularia petimba in the north-eastern Mediterranean Sea. Altogether four specimens were captured; first two in Antalya Bay on 28 October 2016 and 26 November 2016, and the remaining two in skenderun Bay on 21 May 2017 during the bottom trawl surveys along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. All specimens were young and more or less uniform in size (383, 335, 419 and 453mm standard length). The possibility that F. petimba could become a new potential invader in the Mediterranean as its congeneric F. commersonii is cautioned against.