First report of abnormal pigmentation in a surmullet, Mullus surmuletus L. (Osteichthyes: Mullidae)


Tokac A., Akyol O. , Aydin C. , Ulas A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.6, pp.754-755, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1211-2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.754-755

Abstract

On 17 October 2012, an abnormally pigmented specimen of the surmullet Mullus surmuletus L. with a standard length of 164 mm was caught off the coast of Urla in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea). This is the first report of abnormal pigmentation of the surmullet in the Mediterranean Basin. The sample fish had a patterned blue color on the back and its flanks were silvery. This kind of malpigmentation has not been observed in any mullids up to now.