First occurrence of Serranus hepatus in the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Apostolou Apostolos

Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Gagarin Street, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA


The brown comber (Serranus hepatus) is a common representative of the Mediterranean fish fauna. Recently it had been reported for the first time in the Black Sea, near the Istanbul Strait (Bosphorus). Two additional specimens were registered in the southern Bulgarian Black Sea sector; one of them was measured and reported here, in order to establish some basic morphometric traits.

KeywordsSerranus hepatus, brown comber, Black Sea fauna

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