Range extension of Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) in the northeastern Mediterranean, Iskenderun Bay, Turkey


Kiyaga V. B. , MAVRUK S. , ÖZYURT C. E. , AKAMCA E. , COŞKUN Ç.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.43, ss.644-649, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/zoo-1901-1
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.644-649

Özet

This paper reports the range extension of Kyphosus vaigiensis in the northeastern (NE) Mediterranean. On 18 November, 2018, a single specimen of K. vaigiensis was caught in Iskenderun Bay (36 degrees 45.6' N, 35 degrees 40.8' E) by a recreational fisherman and reported through a social media application. The specimen was identified using morphological and molecular methods. Its occurrence and distribution in the NE Mediterranean were investigated based on interviews with fishers.