FİRST RECORD OF HETEROPRİACANTHUS CRUENTATUS (LACEPÈDE, 1801) (CHORDATA: PRİACANTHİDAE) İN THE MEDİTERRANEAN SEA FROM THE LEBANESE WATERS

First record of Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Lacepède, 1801) (Chordata: Priacanthidae) in the Mediterranean Sea from the Lebanese waters

Ali Badreddine, Ghazi Bitar

Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Beirut, LEBANON

Abstract

Heteropriacanthus cruentatus (Lacepède, 1801) was reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea from the Lebanese deep sea. A photograph of the glasseye fish was posted on the social media network FacebookTM. The specimen was caught from the deep sea of Lebanon on 29 April 2019 by a recreational longline fishermen.

Keywords: Heteropriacanthus cruentatus, glasseye fish, Lebanese deep sea

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