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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 615318, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/615318
Research Article

A New Record for Occurrence of Symphodus bailloni (Osteichthyes: Perciformes: Labridae) in the Western Black Sea Coast of Turkey

1Department of Fisheries Technology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu Cad. No. 200, Laleli, 34470 Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu Cad. No. 200, Laleli, 34470 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 21 October 2011; Accepted 7 December 2011

Academic Editors: Y. Bai and J. Naar

Copyright © 2012 Didem Göktürk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The fish species Symphodus bailloni (Valenciennes, 1839) reported in the present study were collected between June 2010 and June 2011 from the western Black Sea coasts which were previously not recorded from the Black Sea coast of Turkey. A total of 717 specimens of S. bailloni were measured, ranging between 8.9 and 15.4 cm TL. Morphometrics, meristics, and diagnostic characteristics of the species are presented.