Vol. 24, Number 3, 2018

A new record of imperial blackfish, Schedophilus ovalis (Cuvier, 1833) from the Bay of Izmir (Aegean Sea, Turkey)

Okan Akyol, Aytaç Özgül

Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, 35440, Urla, Izmir, TURKEY

Abstract 

A specimen of imperial blackfish Schedophilus ovalis was caught on 15 April 2018 from the Gülbahce coasts, Izmir Bay at a depth of 8 m. This ichthyologic note presents the first confirmed record of imperial blackfish from the shallow waters of Izmir Bay, NE Aegean Sea and the third for the Turkish waters.

Keywords: Imperial blackfish, Schedophilus ovalis, new record, Izmir Bay, NE Aegean Sea

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