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Aquaculture Studies 2017, Vol 17, Num, 2     (Pages: 203-207)

Range expansion of white anglerfish, Lophius piscatorius (Linneus, 1758) (Lophiidae), in the Eastern Black Sea waters of Turkey

Hamza Polat 1

1 Central Fisheries Research Institute, Trabzon, TURKEY DOI : 10.17693/yunusae.v17i27092.292429 Viewed : 2612 - Downloaded : 2051 A single specimen of white anglerfish, Lophius piscatorius Linneus 1758, (Lophiidae) was caught as by-catch along the Eastern Black Sea (Araklı, Trabzon, Turkey). This was the first time an individual was sighted in the eastern part and considered to be a range expansion. Keywords : Anglerfish,Lophius piscatorius,Eastern Black Sea,first catch