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Occurrence of the Red Sea goatfish Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1976) (Perciformes: Mullidae) from Iskenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean

Mevlüt Gürlek*, Mehmet Nur Gündüz, Ali Uyan, Servet Ahmet Doğdu, Serpil Karan, Mustafa Gürlek, Deniz Ergüden, Cemal Turan

DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.286032


On 15 March 2015, a single specimen of Parupeneus forsskali (Fourmanoir & Guézé, 1976) was captured by a trammel net at a depth of 30 m from Iskenderun Bay. The occurrence of the Red Sea goatfish P. forsskali was reported for the first time in the Iskenderun Bay and the first captured data for the Turkish marine waters.


Red Sea goatfish, Parupeneus forsskali, Iskenderun Bay, Turkey

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