NEW MAXIMUM LENGTH OF TUB GURNARD, CHELIDONICHTHYS LUCERNA (LINNAEUS, 1758) (OSTEICHTHYES: TRIGLIDAE) IN THE SOUTHERN AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY

New maximum length of Tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Triglidae) in the Southern Aegean Sea, Turkey

Okan Akyol

Department of Fishing Technology and Fish Processing, Fisheries Faculty, Ege University, 35440 Urla, Izmir, TURKEY

Abstract

A specimen of the Tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna, with 735 mm TL, was caught on 2 January 2013 by an angler on a boat in Sığacık Bay, Southern Aegean Sea. The given size is the second maximum length record of C. lucerna, however, it is a first confirmed record for the Turkish seas.

Keywords: Tub gurnard, Chelidonichthys lucerna, maximum length, Sığacık Bay, Aegean Sea