Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 48(4): 387-391, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02415
Confirmed occurrence of moontail bullseye, Priacanthus hamrur (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Priacanthidae), in the Mediterranean Sea with first record off the coast of Turkey
expand article infoD. Erguden, M. Gurlek, C. Turan
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A new Lessepsian migrant, moontail bullseye, Priacanthus hamrur (Forsskål, 1775), is recorded for the second time from the Mediterranean Sea, and for the first time from Turkey. A single male specimen of P. hamrur was caught at a depth of about 30 m, off the Konacık harbour (Arsuz coast, Gulf of Iskenderun, Turkey) on 18 December 2017, by a longline. The present paper reports the confirmed record of P. hamrur in the eastern Mediterranean with the first record off the coast of Turkey. This species is probably a Red Sea immigrant entering the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. With the present report, the number of priacanthid species reported in the Mediterranean Sea has reached four.
Priacanthidae, confirmed record, Lessepsian migrant, Mediterranean Sea