First record of Apogon queketti Gilchrist (Osteichthyes: Apogonidae) in the Mediterranean Sea
Abstract:The spotfin cardinalfish Apogon queketti is recorded for the first time in the north-eastern Mediterranean Sea (Iskenderun Bay, Turkey). Two specimens of this species, 111 and 102 mm total length were caught by a commercial trawler at depths of 55 and 60 m on 14 October 2004 and 23 April 2005, respectively. The occurrence of this species in the Mediterranean Sea is the result of migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University, Vezneciler, 34118 Istanbul, Turkey
Publication date: October 1, 2006