First record of abnormal pigmentation in a wild common sole, Solea solea L., from the Aegean Sea


Akyol O. , Sen H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.36, no.6, pp.727-729, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1110-7
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.727-729

Abstract

On 2 June 2010, an abnormally pigmented specimen of Solea solea L. with a total length of 222 mm was obtained near Tuzla, from the Izmir Bay of the Aegean Sea. This is the first record of abnormal pigmentation in the wild common sole from the Aegean Sea. The specimen fish is patterned with both hypermelanosis on the blind side and hypomelanosis on the ocular side. This kind of malpigmentation in any flatfish is not typical.