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, cilt.37, ss.754-755, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/vet-1211-2
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.754-755

Özet

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.