The diversity of fish species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea (Levant Basin) is quite low, particularly considering the deep-water species (Coll et al., 2010).
In this note we report the capture of two deep-sea species – Bel- lottia apoda Giglioli, 1883 and Symphurus ligulatus (Cocco, 1844) – which constitute new records in the Turkish Mediterranean Sea.
One specimen of each species was collected during deep-water trawl surveys recently carried out in the Bay of Antalya (Turkey) (Fig. 1). Trawling was carried out by the R/V “Akdeniz Su”. The specimens are deposited in the Akdeniz University Ichthyological Collection (AKU).