Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 36(1): 85-88, doi: 10.3750/AIP2006.36.1.13
First records of the slender snipe eel, Nemichthys scolopaceus (Nemichthyidae), and the robust cusk-eel, Benthocometes robustus (Ophidiidae), from the Aegean Sea
expand article infoM. Bilecenoglu, M. Kaya, E. Irmak
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Background. Two species previously unrecorded from the Aegean Sea, Nemichthys scolopaceus Richardson, 1848 and Benthocometes robustus (Goode et Bean, 1886), were captured during a bottom trawl off the Marmaris coasts (Turkey). These new records represent respectively the easternmost occurrence of N. scolopaceus and the second record of B. robustus from the eastern Mediterranean Basin.
fish, zoogeography, Nemichthys scolopaceus, Nemichthyidae, Benthocometes robustus, Ophidiidae, Aegean Sea, new record