FIRST RECORD OF A LESSEPSIAN MIGRANT, POMADASYS STRIDENS (ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: HAEMULIDAE), FROM THE AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY


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Akyol O. , Unal V.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.46, no.1, pp.53-55, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2016.46.1.08
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55
  • Keywords: new record, extension range, measurement, Mediterranean, FISHES

Abstract

A new record of a Lessepsian migrant, the striped piggy, Pomadasys stridens (Forsskal, 1775), in Turkish waters is reported herewith. The specimen was captured off the Akyaka coast in Gokova Bay, SE Aegean Sea and measured 130 mm in total length. Other measurements and counts are also provided, as well as the list of other Mediterranean records. This finding constitutes the fist record of this fish from the Aegean Sea and the third record from Turkish marine waters. It is also the northernmost report of this species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.