On the presence of the black wing flyingfish Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1846) in the Lebanese waters, the eastern Mediterranean Sea

On the presence of the black wing flyingfish Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1846) in the Lebanese waters, the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Ghazi Bitar, Ali Badreddine

ORCID IDs: G.B. 0000-0003-0270-5613; A.B. 0000-0003-4576-7400

 Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadath, Beirut, LEBANON


The presence of the black wing flyingfish Hirundichthys rondeletii (Valenciennes, 1846) was reported for the first time from the Lebanese waters. It was caught by a professional fisherman in Beirut on 27 December 2009. The present note reports details about this record.

Keywords: Flyingfish, record, Lebanese waters, eastern Mediterranean

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