First record of Terapon theraps (Terapontidae) in the Aegean Sea (Greece)

Minos G., Imsiridou A., Economidis P.S.

Published date: June 2012
Volume: 36
Number: 2
Pagination: 401–402
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2012-362-012
Abstract

The Indo-Pacific largescaled terapon, Terapon theraps Cuvier, 1829 (Terapontidae), is reported on the basis of an alive specimen, in the inshore area of Thermaikos gulf (Macedonia, Greece). This is the second record for the whole Mediterranean and the first for the Aegean Sea. Identification, origin and spreading processes – ballast water being very probable for its transportation – are also discussed.

Keywords: Aegean Sea - First record - Indo-Pacific distribution - Terapon theraps - Terapontidae
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