Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 46(1): 37-41, doi: 10.3750/AIP2016.46.1.05
A strange occurrence of Plectorhinchus gaterinus (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Haemulidae) in the Thracian Sea (eastern Mediterranean)
expand article infoM. Corsini-Foka, N. Sarlis
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A juvenile specimen of Plectorhinchus gaterinus (Forsskål, 1775), a fish native to the western Indian Ocean, was found in the stomach of a squid caught in the shallow waters of the Thracian Sea (northern Aegean Sea). Apart from the occurrence of the species which is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean, this case is rather interesting but should be considered with some reservation for two reasons: the unusual detection of the species of 10 cm as a prey item of a medium sized cephalopod, and the place of its detection i.e., a marine region that is considered quite inhospitable to alien fish native to tropical environment.
alien fish, first record, Aegean Sea, introduction pathway/vector