The occurrence of xanthochroism in the thinlip grey mullet, Chelon ramada (Teleostei: Mugilidae), from the Aegean Sea


Akalın S., Tosunoğlu Z.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.538-541, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/zoo-2005-47
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.538-541

Özet

In this study, the first case of aberrant coloration, namely xanthochroism or xanthism, in the thinlip grey mullet, Chelon ramada (Teleostei: Mugilidae), was reported. The specimen was caught by a purse seiner in November 2019, in Izmir Bay, in the Aegean Sea, and was a female, with mature ovaries, which indicated that it had been in spawning migration or activity on the sampling date.