TWO MARINE FISH RECORDS OF LIECHTENSTEIN’S GOBY (CORCYROGOBIUS LIECHTENSTEINI) AND THE ATLANTIC ORIGINATED SERGEANT MAJOR (ABUDEFDUF SAXATILIS), NEW FOR THE TURKISH FAUNA

Two marine fish records of Liechtenstein’s goby (Corcyrogobius liechtensteini) and the Atlantic originated sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis), new for the Turkish fauna

Murat Bilecenoğlu

Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, TURKEY

Abstract

During scuba divings carried out along the Aegean Sea coasts, two fish species hitherto unrecorded from the Turkish fauna were determined. Liechtenstein’s goby (Corcyrogobius liechtensteini), which is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea, was collected from coralligenous habitats of Kanyon (Sığacık Bay) and the Atlantic originated sergeant major, Abudefduf saxatilis, was recently observed at Küçükada (Çandarlı Bay) in shallow depths ranging from 1 to 3 m.

Keywords: Corcyrogobius liechtensteiniAbudefduf saxatilis, Gobiidae, Pomacentridae, Aegean Sea, Turkey