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Existance of Belone svetovidovi Collette & Parin, 1970 in the Marmara Sea and Black Sea Coasts of Türkiye

Cemal Turan*, Deniz Yağlıoğlu, Servet Ahmet Doğdu, Mevlüt Gürlek, Deniz Ergüden, Petya Pavlova Ivanova, Violin Stoyanov Raykov

DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.1331296


The first morphologic and genetic documentation of the short-beaked garfish Belone svetovidovi Collette & Parin, 1970 from the coast of the Marmara Sea (Yalova) and Black Sea (Akcakoca) is reported in the present study. The morphological characters and genetic (mtDNA COI) analyses confirmed the existence of this species both in the Marmara and Black Seas. B. svetovidovi is genetically distinct from the anther species of this genus Belone belone. All morphologic measurements, counts, and colour descriptions of B. svetovidovi agree with its previous descriptions.


Belonidae, short-beaked garfish, first record, existance, Marmara Sea, Black Sea

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