First record of arrow bulleye, Priacanthus sagittarius Starnes, 1988 from the Syrian marine waters (Eastern Mediterranean)

Firas Ahmad ALSHAWY, Amir IBRAHIM, Chirine HUSSEIN, Murhaf LAHLAH

Abstract

Priacanthids are found in the tropical and subtropical waters with four record from the Mediterranean Sea. This study is report the arrow bulleye, Priacanthus sagittarius for first time from the Banyas coast, Syria, where a single specimen was caught in a depth of 100-125 m, above a rocky bottom.

Keywords

Priacanthidae, Bigeyes, Lessepsian, Syrian coast.

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