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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

DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.286308


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.


Red lionfish, Pterois volitans, Mediterranean Sea, Turkey

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