|First record of Apogon queketti Gilchrist (Osteichthyes: Apogonidae) in the Mediterranean Sea|In: Journal of Fish Biology. Fisheries Society of the British Isles: London,New York,. ISSN 0022-1112, more
Apogon queketti Gilchrist, 1903 [WoRMS]; Apogonidae Günther, 1859 [WoRMS]; Marine
Apogonidae; Apogon queketti; Lessepsian migration; Mediterranean
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The spotfin cardinalfish Apogon queketti is recorded for the first time in the north-eastern Mediterranean Sea (Iskenderun Bay, Turkey). Two specimens of this species, 111 and 102 mm total length were caught by a commercial trawler at depths of 55 and 60 m on 14 October 2004 and 23 April 2005, respectively. The occurrence of this species in the Mediterranean Sea is the result of migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal.