Maximum size of reticulated leatherjacket, Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940 (Tetraodontiformes: Monacanthidae), for the Turkish Seas
Okan Akyol, Tevfik Ceyhan, Aytaç Özgül, Okan Ertosluk
Faculty of Fisheries, Ege University, 35440 Urla, İzmir, TURKEY
Bozdoğan Vocational School, Adnan Menderes University, 09760 Aydın, TURKEY
A specimen of Lessepsian migrant, Stephanolepis diaspros, 257 mm in total length, was caught on 10 January 2018 by a scoop net in Göltürkbükü fishing port, Güllük Bay, on the sandy bottom at a depth of 1 m. This record was the maximum size for both the Turkish seas and the Mediterranean.
Keywords: Lessepsian migrant, maximum size, Güllük Bay, Aegean Sea