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Occurrence of the golden pompano, Trachinotus ovatus (Linnaeus 1758) (Osteichtyes: Carangidae) in Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara

Sezginer Tuncer, Hatice Torcu Koç*, Zeliha Erdoğan


One specimen of Trachinotus ovatus (SL: 98 mm, TL: 128mm, TW: 18.43 g) was captured by a fishing line from Kepez, Çanakkale Strait (Turkey) on 5 October 2019. This record is one of the first of the species in Çanakkale Strait. Besides this study aims to confirm its occurrence of T. ovatus with some morphological properties from Çanakkale Strait, Some morphometric and meristic features of specimen are given.


Trachinotus ovatus, Çanakkale Strait, morphometry, Turkey.

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