Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 41(2): 129-131, doi: 10.3750/AIP2011.41.2.09
Evidence for the occurrence of the Indo-Pacific stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Synanceiidae), in the Mediterranean Sea
expand article infoD. Edelist, E. Spanier, D. Golani
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The stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa Bloch et Schneider, 1801, was recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean. The fish was caught by trammel net, at a depth of 3 m, recorded on video and then released. Its occurrence is presumed to be due to either Lessepsian migration or as an escapee from aquaria.
Synanceia verrucosa, Stonefish, Mediterranean, Lessepsian migration