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First record of red lionfish, Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1785) in the Mediterranean Sea

Mevlüt Gürlek*, Deniz Ergüden, Ali Uyan, Servet Ahmet Doğdu, Deniz Yağlıoğlu, Bayram Öztürk, Cemal Turan

Abstract

A single male specimen of red lionfish Pterois volitans was recorded for the first time in 13 May 2016 from the Iskenderun Bay, North-eastern Mediterranean, Turkey. The present paper also reports the first record of the red lionfish P. volitans along the Mediterranean Sea.

Keywords

Red lionfish, Pterois volitans, Mediterranean Sea, Turkey

 

Volume 1, No 3, 27-32, 2016

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