Two new fish records from Turkish coast of the Eastern Mediterranean: The garfish, Belone svetovidovi Collette and Parin, 1970; the spiny gurnard, Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei Audoin in Blanc and Hureau, 1973.
Cem Dalyan, Lütfiye Eryilmaz
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University, Vezneciler, 34118 Istanbul, TURKEY
One specimen of Belone svetovidovi (SL: 326 mm, TL: 349 mm) was captured by net off Samandağı (Hatay) on 29 April 2004. Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei (SL: 102 mm, TL: 126 mm) was obtained by bottom trawl haul on 24 April 2004 at a depth of 77 m in Iskenderun Bay. Thus, B. svetovidovi and L. dieuzeidei reported in this study is the first record for Turkish coast of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Keywords: Belone svetovidovi, Lepidotrigla dieuzeidei, Eastern Mediterranean Sea