FIRST RECORD OF THE LESSEPSIAN MIGRANT Lagocephalus sceleratus (GMELIN, 1789) (TETRAODONTIDAE) IN THE SEA OF MARMARA


Artuz M. L. , Kubanc S. N.

THALASSAS, vol.31, no.2, pp.55-58, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : THALASSAS
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-58

Abstract

The Lessepsian migrant fish Lagocephalus sceleratus is being recorded for the first time from the Sea of Marmara (Turkey). The record is based on a single specimen landed by purse-seine fishing of horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.) as by-catch in November 2014. It is a poisonous fish containing tetrodotoxin (TTX) which is a potent neurotoxin. Morphometric and meristic data of the landed specimen is submitted.