Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 50(3): 357-362, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02861
New record of the Red scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from deep waters off Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
expand article infoR. Fricke, D. Golani, B. Appelbaum-Golani, U. Zajonz
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Abstract
This study examines the distribution of the red scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa Linnaeus, 1758, in the Red Sea, in order to get a better picture of the distribution and dispersal of this species. The species is recorded for the first time from the Gulf of Aqaba, based on a specimen collected off Eilat, Israel at a depth of 400 m. This finding also confirms the occurrence of the species in the Red Sea and links up with a recent record from Saya de Malha Bank, western Indian Ocean.
Keywords
biodiversity, scorpionfishes, new record, Red Sea, distribution