Scientia Marina, Vol 81, No 4 (2017)

Arnoglossus nigrofilamentosus n. sp., a new species of flounder (Teleostei: Bothidae) from off the Mediterranean coast of Israel, probably a new case of Lessepsian migration


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04684.07A

Ronald Fricke , Germany
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1476-6990

Daniel Golani
National Natural History Collections and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Israel
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4575-3324

Brenda Appelbaum-Golani
Mt. Scopus Library, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Israel
orcid http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3237-6980

Abstract


The filamentous flounder Arnoglossus nigrofilamentosus n. sp. is described from four specimens collected in the southeastern Mediterranean near Tel-Aviv, Israel on 5 May 2017. The new species is characterized as follows: second to sixth dorsal-fin rays elongate and filamentous, dorsal-fin rays 78-84, anal-fin rays 61-66, pectoral-fin rays on ocular side 12-13, on blind side 7-9, caudal-fin rays iii,11,iii , lateral-line scales 52-54, gill rakers 0 + 4-5, not serrated, interorbital a narrow bony ridge without scales in the middle, interorbital width 11% to 16% of upper orbit diameter, no enlarged teeth anteriorly in upper jaw, and prevomer small, not enlarged, weakly projecting into mouth cavity; body in fresh specimens pale (may have been dark before the epidermis was abrased), head, peritoneum and vertical fins black. The new species is described and compared with similar species. Though the species has not yet been observed in the northern Red Sea, it probably originates from the Gulf of Suez, so this finding represents a probable new case of Lessepsian migration.

Keywords


Arnoglossus nigrofilamentosus; Bothidae; new species; distribution; Lessepsian migration; Red Sea

Full Text:


HTML PDF XML

References


Amaoka K. 1969. Studies on the sinistral flounders found in the waters around Japan: taxonomy, anatomy and phylogeny. J. Shimonoseki Univ. Fish. 18: 65-340.

Amaoka K., Imamura H. 1990. Two new and one rare species of bothid flounders from Saya de Malha Bank, Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Copeia 1990: 1011-1019.

Arai M., Amaoka K. 1996. Arnoglossus macrolophus Alcock (Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae); a valid species distinct from A. tapeinosomus (Bleeker). Ichthyol. Res. 43: 359-365.

Capapé C., Rafrafi-Nouira S., El Kamel-Moutalibi O., et al. 2015. First Mediterranean records of spine tail devil ray, Mobula japanica (Elasmobranchii: Rajiformes: Mobulidae). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 45: 211-215.

Dor N. 1970. Contributions to the knowledge of the Red Sea. No. 44. Nouveaux poissons pour la faune de la mer Rouge. Bull. Sea Fish. Res. Stn. Haifa 54: 7-28.

Eschmeyer W.N., Fong J.D. 2017. Species by family/subfamily in the Catalog of fishes, electronic version (31 August 2017). Internet publication, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/ catalog/SpeciesByFamily.asp

Eschmeyer W.N., Fricke R., Laan R. van der (eds). 2017. Catalog of fishes, electronic version (31 August 2017). Internet publication, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/ catalog/fishcatmain.asp

Fricke R. 1983. A method of counting caudal fin rays of actinopterygian fishes. Braunschw. Natkdl. Schr. 1: 729-733.

Fricke R. 2017. References in the Catalog of fishes, electronic version (31 August 2017). Internet publication, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. http://research.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/Catalog/ fishcatmain.asp

Fricke R., Golani D., Appelbaum-Golani B. 2015. First record of the Indian anchovy Stolephorus indicus (van Hasselt, 1823) (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. BioInvasions Rec. 4: 293-297.

Galil B., Boero F., Fraschetti S., et al. 2015. The enlargement of the Suez Canal and introduction of non-indigenous species to the Mediterranean Sea. ASLO Bull. May 2015: 2-4.

Golani D. 2010. Colonization of the Mediterranean by Red Sea fishes via the Suez Canal—Lessepsian Migration. In: Golani D., Appelbaum-Golani B. (eds), Fish invasions of the Mediterranean Sea – change and renewal. Sofia: Pensoft, pp 145-188.

Golani D., Orsi-Relini L., Massutí E., et al. 2002. CIESM atlas of exotic species in the Mediterranean. In: Briand F. (ed.), Fishes, vol. 1. CIESM Publ., Monaco, 256 pp.

Hata H., Motomura H. 2016. Two new species of the genus Encrasicholina (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae): E. intermedia from the western Indian Ocean and E. gloria from the Persian Gulf, Red Sea and Mediterranean. Raffles Bull. Zool. 64: 79-88.

Hensley D.A., Amaoka K. 2001. Family Bothidae. In: Carpenter K.E., Niem V.H. (eds). Species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles, sea turtles, sea snakes and marine mammals. Vol. 6.: iii-v; 3381-4218, pls. 1-19. FAO, Rome, pp. 3799-3841.

Hubbs C.L., Lagler K.F. 1947. Fishes of the Great Lakes Region. Bull. Cranbrook Inst. Sci., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 26: vi+186 pp.

Klausewitz W., Schneider M. 1986. Tiefenwasser- und Tiefseefische aus dem Roten Meer. XII. Arnoglossus marisrubri n. sp. aus dem Mesobenthos des zentralen Roten Meeres und A. kotthausi nom. nov. vom Epibenthos des nordwestlichen Indischen Ozeans. (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes: Bothidae: Bothinae). Senckenb. Marit. 18: 217-227, pl. 1.

Munroe T.A. 2016. Bothidae. In: Carpenter K.E., De Angelis N. (eds). The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Vol. 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Perciformes to Tetradontiformes) and Sea turtles. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes, Rome, FAO: i-xiii + 2343-3124. pp. 2973-2993

Nelson J.S., Grande T.L., Wilson M.V.H. 2016. Fishes of the world. Fifth edition. John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, USA, xli + 707 pp.

Norman J.R. 1934. A systematic monograph of the flatfishes (Heterosomata). Vol. 1. Psettodidae, Bothidae, Pleuronectidae. British Museum (Natural History): viii + 459 pp.

Rothman S.B.S., Goren M. 2015. First record of the Red Sea shrimp-goby Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus in the Mediterranean Sea. Mar. Biodiversity Rec. 8 (e157): 1-2.

Rothman S.B.S., Stern N., Goren M. 2016. First record of the Indo-Pacific areolate grouper Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål, 1775) (Perciformes: Epinephelidae) in the Mediterranean Sea. Zootaxa 4067: 479-483.

Russell B.C., Golani D., Tikochinski Y. 2015. Saurida lessepsianus a new species of lizardfish (Pisces: Synodontidae) from the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea, with a key to Saurida species in the Red Sea. Zootaxa 3956: 559-568.

Seyhan D., Irmak E., Fricke R. 2017. Diplogrammus randalli (Pisces: Callionymidae), a new Lessepsian migrant recorded from the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Mar. Sci. 18: 1-3.

Whitehead P.J.P., Bauchot M.-L., Hureau J.-C., et al. 1986. Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Vol. 3. UNESCO, Paris: 1015-1473.




Copyright (c) 2017 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Contact us scimar@icm.csic.es

Technical support soporte.tecnico.revistas@csic.es