A new maximum length for the garfish, Belone belone (Linnaeus, 1761) in the coast of Gokceada Island (Aegean Sea, Turkey)


ACARLI D. , KALE S. , ÇAKIR K.

CAHIERS DE BIOLOGIE MARINE, vol.59, no.4, pp.385-389, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21411/cbm.a.55a28635
  • Title of Journal : CAHIERS DE BIOLOGIE MARINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.385-389

Abstract

A specimen of the garfish, Belone belone (Linnaeus, 1761), was caught in the coast of Gokceada Island, the northern Aegean Sea along the Turkish coasts. Its total length was 93.3 cm and weight was 1120 g. The given size is the maximum observed length value of the species for the Aegean Sea and the other coasts of Turkey. Also, it is the second largest length ever reported in the all seas of the world.