Vol. 24, Number 2, 2018

Maximum size of reticulated leatherjacket, Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940 (Tetraodontiformes: Monacanthidae), for the Turkish Seas

Okan Akyol, Tevfik Ceyhan, Aytaç Özgül, Okan Ertosluk

Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, 35440 Urla, İzmir, TURKEY
Bozdoğan Vocational School, Adnan Menderes University, 09760 Aydın, TURKEY

Abstract 

A specimen of Lessepsian migrant, Stephanolepis diaspros, 257 mm in total length, was caught on 10 January 2018 by a scoop net in Göltürkbükü fishing port, Güllük Bay, on the sandy bottom at a depth of 1 m. This record was the maximum size for both the Turkish seas and the Mediterranean.

Keywords: Lessepsian migrant, maximum size, Güllük Bay, Aegean Sea

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