First record of the goldstripe sardinella - Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849) in the Mediterranean Sea and confirmation for its presence in the Red Sea

Nir Stern, Buki Rinkevich, Menachem Goren

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Abstract

This report updates the geographical distribution of Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849): confirming its presence in the Red Sea and documenting its introduction into the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Both updates are based on overlooked museum voucher specimens, some of which were collected 86 years ago. In addition, a simplified morphological key is provided for identifying the clupeids currently found in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalBioInvasions Records
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to Captain L. Ornoy of the F/V Moty for long time cooperation and assistance and for O. Rittner for the specimen photograph. We also want to thank D. Golani from HUJ and P. Pruvost from MNHN for granting access to their fish collections. This research was supported by the Israeli Taxonomy Initiative (ITI) and by Steinhardt Natural History Museum and National Research Centre at Tel Aviv University, Israel. We would also like to acknowledge anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions in revising the manuscript.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 The Author(s). and 2015 REABIC.

Keywords

  • Alien species
  • Clupeidae
  • Lessepsian migration
  • Levant Basin
  • Mediterranean
  • Red Sea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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