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First record of Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821) (Pisces: Belonidae) in the Mediterranean (North Aegean Sea, Greece)
Sinis, A.I. (2005). First record of Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821) (Pisces: Belonidae) in the Mediterranean (North Aegean Sea, Greece). J. Biol. Res. 4: 221-224
In: Journal of Biological Research. School of Biology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Thessaloniki. ISSN 1790-045X, more

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Keywords
    Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur, 1821) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Tylosurus crocodilus, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Lessepsian migration, ichthyofauna

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  • Sinis, A.I.

Abstract
    The presence of Tylosurus crocodilus is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea (North Aegean Sea). This adds another record to the existing list of Lessepsian fish immigrants. One individual was caught on the 25th of July 2003 off the Gerakini beach area (Chalkidiki Peninsula). Its total length and weight were 91.5 cm and 802.5 g, respectively. Its stomach was empty and no gonads were found. Scale reading indicated three annual rings, the first of which was not apparent for all scales examined.

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