Year 2018, Volume 1 , Issue 3, Pages 143 - 148 2018-09-28

New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey

Nuray ÇİFTÇİ [1] , Deniz AYAS [2]


An immature specimen of the blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, was caught by a bottom trawl in the international waters of the Mersin Bay in May 2018. (Coordinates: 36.24853N-34.36491E, 36.18839N-43.38847E, 36.17065N-34.40686E, and 36.07227N-34.53326E). This specimen was preserved in 4% formalin and was deposited in the Museum of the Systematic, Faculty of Fisheries, Mersin University, (catalogue number: MEUFC-18-11-078). The species belongs to the family Scyliorhinidae of the Carchariniformes order and is of Atlantic origin. This species recorded earlier from Israel Open Waters, and Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean Sea. This is the second record for Turkish Coastal Waters and the first record for Mersin Bay.
Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus, International Waters, Mersin Bay
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Primary Language en
Journal Section Short Communications
Authors

Author: Nuray ÇİFTÇİ
Institution: MERSİN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, SU ÜRÜNLERİ FAKÜLTESİ
Country: Turkey


Author: Deniz AYAS (Primary Author)
Institution: MERSİN ÜNİVERSİTESİ, SU ÜRÜNLERİ FAKÜLTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : September 28, 2018

Bibtex @short communication { medfar428855, journal = {Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2618-6551}, address = {medfar@mersin.edu.tr}, publisher = {Mersin University}, year = {2018}, volume = {1}, pages = {143 - 148}, doi = {}, title = {New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey}, key = {cite}, author = {ÇİFTÇİ, Nuray and AYAS, Deniz} }
APA ÇİFTÇİ, N , AYAS, D . (2018). New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey. Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research , 1 (3) , 143-148 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/medfar/issue/39443/428855
MLA ÇİFTÇİ, N , AYAS, D . "New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey". Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research 1 (2018 ): 143-148 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/medfar/issue/39443/428855>
Chicago ÇİFTÇİ, N , AYAS, D . "New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey". Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research 1 (2018 ): 143-148
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ISNAD ÇİFTÇİ, Nuray , AYAS, Deniz . "New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey". Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research 1 / 3 (September 2018): 143-148 .
AMA ÇİFTÇİ N , AYAS D . New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey. MedFAR. 2018; 1(3): 143-148.
Vancouver ÇİFTÇİ N , AYAS D . New record Blackmouth catshark, Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810, from the International Waters of the Mersin Bay, Turkey. Mediterranean Fisheries and Aquaculture Research. 2018; 1(3): 148-143.