THE OCCURRENCE OF ROYAL FLAGFIN Aulopus filamentosus (Bloch, 1792) IN MERSIN BAY (NORTH-EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN) TURKEY

THE OCCURRENCE OF ROYAL FLAGFIN Aulopus filamentosus (Bloch, 1792) IN MERSIN BAY (NORTH-EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN) TURKEYDownload file(Article is in Project-Id-Version: Croatian Journual of Fisheries POT-Creation-Date: 20.04.2014. PO-Revision-Date: Last-Translator: Marina Piria Language-Team: MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 X-Poedit-SourceCharset: utf-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit )short communication
THE OCCURRENCE OF ROYAL FLAGFIN Aulopus filamentosus (Bloch, 1792) IN MERSIN BAY (NORTH-EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN) TURKEYErguden, D., Bayhan, Y. K., Erguden, S. A., Altun, A.Keywords:
aulopus filamentosusmersin baymediterranean seaturkey

DOI number: http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/cjf-2018-0006

Volume: 76
Issue: 1
Pages: 51 - 54

Summary

Three specimens (1 male and 2 females) of royal flagfin Aulopus filamentosus (Bloch, 1792) were caught at a depth of 184 m off Erdemli, Mersin Bay (northeastern Mediterranean, Turkey) in June 2015. The present paper reports the first occurrence and is the confirmation of royal flagfin A. filamentosus from the northeastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey. Since it has been recorded only once in the last sixty years, this species could be considered as exceptionally rare in the easternmost area of the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey.