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, vol.44, pp.538-541, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-2005-47
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.538-541

Abstract

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.