Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 45(4): 433-435, doi: 10.3750/AIP2015.45.4.14
First record of an invasive Lessepsian migrant, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), in the Sea of Marmara
expand article infoE. Irmak, U. Altinağaç
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One specimen of the silver-cheeked toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin, 1789), was obtained for first time from the Sea of Marmara, off Gelibolu, by trammel net in October 2008. The morphological features of this species were examined. The presently reported finding also represents the second documented occurrence of a puffer fish in the Sea of Marmara.
invasion, silver-cheeked toadfi sh, puffer fi sh, range expansion, tetrodotoxin