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First record of the Indo-Pacific striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) from Turkish marine waters

Servet Ahmet Doğdu, Ali Uyan, Necdet Uygur, Mevlüt Gürlek, Deniz Ergüden, Cemal Turan*

Abstract

Three specimens of striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) were caught by a spear gun at depths of 20 m on 4 April 2016 from Iskenderun Bay (Çevlik harbour), North-eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. With the present study, P. lineatus is the first time reported from Turkish marine waters, in the Iskenderun Bay, the Northeastern Mediterranean and also this is the first Plotosid species recorded from Turkish Seas.

Keywords

Striped eel cat fish, Plotosus lineatus, Lessepsian migration, Turkish marine waters.

 

Volume 1, No 2, 25-32, 2016

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