First record of the Indo-Pacific burrowing goby Trypauchen vagina (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) in the North-Eastern Mediterranean Sea


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

AQUATIC INVASIONS, vol.6, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3391/ai.2011.6.s1.004
  • Title of Journal : AQUATIC INVASIONS

Abstract

This paper presents the first observation of a recent Lessepsian fish species, the burrowing goby, Trypauchen vagina (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) in the North-Eastern Mediterranean Sea, where two specimens of burrowing goby were caught by a shrimp trammel net in Iskenderun Bay. This record indicates the range extension of a possibly established population of burrowing goby in the Eastern Levant Basin.