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Research Article, J Mar Biol Oceanogr Vol: 3 Issue: 1

First Record of Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Osteichthyes: Stromateidae) in the Tunisian Coast (Mediterranean Sea)

Mili Sami1,2*, Ennouri Rym2, Jarboui Othman2 and Missaoui Hechmi3
1Unité Exploitation des Milieux Aquatiques, Institut Supérieur de Pêche et
d’Aquaculture de Bizerte, Menzel Jemil, Tunisie
2Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Salammbô, Tunisie
3Direction Générale de la pêche et de l’Aquaculture, Tunis, Tunisie
Corresponding author : MILI Sami
Unité Exploitation des Milieux Aquatiques, Institut Supérieur de Pêche et d’Aquaculture de Bizerte, BP 15, 7080 Menzel Jemil, Tunisie
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 14, 2013 Accepted: December 02, 2013 Published: December 10, 2013
Citation: Sami M, Rym E, Othman J, Hechmi M (2014) First Record of Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Osteichthyes: Stromateidae) in the Tunisian Coast (Mediterranean Sea). J Mar Biol Oceanogr 3:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8661.1000123

Abstract

 First Record of Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Osteichthyes: Stromateidae) in the Tunisian Coast (Mediterranean Sea)

The second Mediterranean record of the silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus is reported, with the capture of four specimens in the Gulf of Hammamet (North-East Tunisia) on March 15th 2007. The species is a non-indigenous for the Mediterranean, being native to the Indo-West Pacific area. A short description of all these specimens is given and the presence of this species in the Mediterranean is critically discussed. This note describes the first record of the P. argenteus in the Tunisian waters (Southwestern Mediterranean Sea).

Keywords: Pampus argenteus; Stromateidae; Tunisian coast; Mediterranean Sea; First record; Lessepsian migrant

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