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


Artuz M. L. , Kubanc S. N.

THALASSAS, cilt.31, ss.55-58, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: THALASSAS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.55-58

Özet

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.