First substantiated record of Dory snapper Lutjanus fulviflamma (Lutjanidae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea


The authors report on the capture of a medium sized specimen of Dory snapper Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775) from the Syrian coast but also for the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It was a medium sized specimen which measured as 245 mm total length (TL), 195 mm standard length (SL) and weighed 208 g. The specimen was described including some morphometric measurements and meristic counts. This Syrian L. fulviflamma could be considered as a Lessepsian migrant due to the vicinity of Suez Canal, incoming from the Red Sea.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v44p103

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