First confirmed record of Lagocephalus sceleratus(Gmelin, 1789) in the Mediterranean Sea

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Abstract:

One specimen of the Indo‐Pacific silverstripe blaasop Lagocephalus sceleratus(Gmelin, 1789)(Tetraodontidae) is recorded from the Aegean coast of Turkey and is confirmed for the Mediterranean. Dispersal of the species to the Mediterranean is due to migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.

Keywords: Lagocephalus sceleratus; Lessepsian migration; Mediterranean; Tetraodontidae

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2005.00667.x

Affiliations: Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, Bornova 35100, Izmir, Turkey

Publication date: April 1, 2005

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