Scientia Marina, Vol 70, No 2 (2006)

Three new exotic fish records from the SE Aegean Greek waters

Maria Corsini
Hellenic Center for Marine Research/Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes, Greece

Panagiotis Margies
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Veterinary Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece., Greece

Gerasimos Kondilatos
Hellenic Center for Marine Research/Hydrobiological Station of Rhodes, Greece

Panos S. Economidis , Greece


Three exotic fish, Iniistius pavo (Labridae) and Lagocephalus sceleratus (Tetraodontidae), Lessepsian immigrants, and Seriola fasciata (Carangidae) of Atlantic origin, were recorded in the marine area of Rhodes Island (SE Aegean Sea, Greece). The first species is a new record for the Mediterranean Sea, the second is new for Greek waters, while the occurrence of the third is registered for the first time in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.


Lessepsian migration; exotic fish; Iniistius pavo; Lagocephalus sceleratus; Seriola fasciata; Mediterranean Sea

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