A NEW RECORD OF ANTENNA CODLET BREGMACEROS ATLANTICUSGOODE AND BEAN, 1886 (BREGMACEROTIDAE: GADIFORMES) FROM THE NORTHEASTERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY

A New record of Antenna codlet Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode and Bean, 1886 (Bregmacerotidae: Gadiformes) from the Northeastern Mediterranean Coast of Turkey

Cemal Turan, Deniz Yağlıoğlu, Mevlüt Gürlek, Deniz Ergüden

Faculty of Fisheries, Mustafa Kemal University, 31220 Iskenderun, Hatay, TURKEY

Abstract

In this study, 5 specimens of antenna codlet Bregmaceros atlanticus Goode and Bean, 1886 were collected during purse seine fishing on 25 December 2010 at a depth 120 m from Iskenderun Bay. This is the first occurrence of B. atlanticus from Iskenderun Bay and third occurrence from Turkish waters that indicate possible establishment of the population of B. atlanticus in Turkish Marine waters.

Keywords: Antenna codlet, Bregmaceros atlanticus, Iskenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean, Turkey