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First Record of Elongate Bulleye Priacanthus prolixus in the Mediterranean Sea

Mevlüt Gürlek*, Deniz Ergüden, Cemal Turan

Abstract

Elongate bulleye, Priacanthus prolixus was first time recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. One specimen of P. prolixus was caught by a commercial trawler at a depth of 70 m in 7 November 2016 from İskenderun Bay, Norteastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey. The occurrence of this species in the Mediterranean Sea is most probably due to migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

Keywords

First record, the elongate bulleye, Priacanthus prolixus, Mediterranean Sea

 

Volume 2, No 1, 44-47, 2017

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