The Indo-Pacific striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787), (Osteichtyes: Siluriformes), a new record from the Mediterranean
Keywords:Plotosus lineatus, Lessepsian migration, eastern Mediterranean
The striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787), is recorded for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Israel. Seventeen specimens of this highly-venomous fish were caught by a commercial trawler at depths of 20 m. This species´ occurrence in the Mediterranean is the result of migration from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal (Lessepsian migration).
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