Lessepsian migration of fishes to the Aegean Sea: first record of Tylerius spinosissimus (Tetraodontidae) from the Mediterranean, and six more fish records from Rhodes

Corsini M., Margies P., Kondilatos G., Economidis P.S.

Published date: December 2005
Volume: 29
Number: 4
Pagination: 347-354
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2005-294-005

Lessepsian migrant fish species from the island of Rhodes (SE Aegean Sea, Greece), namely Etrumeus teres, Upeneus pori, Sphyraena flavicauda, Petroscirtes ancylodon, Callionymus filamentosus, Lagocephalus suezensis, are reported for the first time. The pufferfish Tylerius spinosissimus is recorded for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea. These records increase the number of the Erythrean fishes in the Eastern Mediterranean and extend their distributions. Way of dispersion and condition of local establishment are also discussed.

Keywords: Aegean Sea - Callionymus filamentosus - Etrumeus teres - First records - Lagocephalus suezensis - Lessepsian migration - Petroscirtes ancylodon - Rhodes Island - Sphyraena flavicauda - Tylerius spinosissimus - Upeneus pori
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