First record of the Brassy Chub Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) in the Eastern Mediterranean (Osteichthyes: Perciformes: Kyphosidae)

Menachem Goren, Bella S. Galil, Roy Gevili, Nir Stern

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Abstract

The Brassy Chub, Kyphosus vaigiensis, first recorded in the Mediterranean in 1998, is reported herein from the coast of Israel. The identity of the specimen was confirmed by morphological and molecular analysis. This is the first record of K. vaigiensis from the Eastern Mediterranean. The possible origins of the Israeli record is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalZoology in the Middle East
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Kyphosus vaigiensis
  • Levant Sea
  • alien species

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