Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 45(4): 423-425, doi: 10.3750/AIP2015.45.4.12
New record of the Mozambique scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855) (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae), from Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
expand article infoR. Fricke, D. Golani, B. Appelbaum-Golani
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Abstract
The Mozambique scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855), is recorded for the first time from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, based on a specimen collected at the north beach of Eilat, Israel at a depth of 10 m. This finding also confirms the occurrence of the species in the Red Sea which was previously based on a doubtful record.
Keywords
marine fish, distribution, range extension, morphology, systematics