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Threatened Brill Species in Marine Waters of Turkey: Scopthalmus rhombus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Scopthalmidae)

Cemal Turan*, Deniz Yağlioğlu, Deniz Ergüden, Mevlüt Gürlek, Ali Uyan, Serpil Karan, Servet Doğdu

Abstract

Scopthalmus rhombus is rarely occurred and restricted to marine and estuarine sites in the eastern Marmara Sea and western Black Sea coast of Turkey. S. rhombus is occasionally caught in low numbers and continuously decreased in abundance due to overfishing and habitat degradations. This species should be considered to be threatened for Turkish marine waters. This species might also be recorded in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Near Threatened (NT).

Keywords

Scopthalmus rhombus, Brill, Threatened species, Marmara Sea, western Black Sea, Turkey.

 

Volume 1, No 1, 1-6, 2016

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