MAXIMUM SIZE OF SADDLED BREAM, OBLADA MELANURA(LINNAEUS, 1758) (OSTEICHTHYES: SPARIDAE), IN THE SOUTHERN AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY

Maximum size of saddled bream, Oblada melanura (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Sparidae), in the southern Aegean Sea, Turkey

Okan Akyol, Ali Kara, Cemil Sağlam

Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, 35440, Izmir, TURKEY

Abstract

A specimen of the saddled bream, Oblada melanura, with 357 mm TL, was caught on 30 April 2014 by gillnet fishery in Kokar Cove, Sığacık Bay, the southern Aegean Sea. The present study reports not only the second maximum length record of O. melanura for the Mediterranean, but also the maximum record for the Turkish seas.

Keywords: Saddled bream, Oblada melanura, maximum length, Sığacık Bay, Aegean Sea

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