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First Indo-Pacific fish species from the Black Sea coast of Turkey: Shrimp scad Alepes djedaba (Forsskål, 1775) (Carangidae)

Cemal Turan* , Mevlüt Gürlek, Akif Özeren, Servet Doğdu

Abstract

One specimen of shrimp scad Alepes djedaba (Forsskål, 1775) was caught by using fish net at a depth of 30 m on 11 October 2017 from Sinop Bay, the West Black Sea. With the present study, A. djedaba is first lessepsian fish species in the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The migration of Indo-Pacific species to the Black Sea indicate that climate change is getting an important issue both for marine biodiversity and fisheries in the Black Sea.

Keywords

Lessepsian species, Black Sea, Shrimp scad, Alepes djedaba, climate change

 

Volume 2, No 3, 149-157, 2017

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