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First record of the Brassy Chub Kyphosus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) in the Eastern Mediterranean (Osteichthyes: Perciformes: Kyphosidae)
- Goren, Menachem, Galil, Bella S., Gevili, Roy, Stern, Nir
- Zoology in the Middle East 2016 v.62 no.4 pp. 319-322
- Kyphosus, coasts, Israel
- The Brassy Chub, Kyphosus vaigiensis , first recorded in the Mediterranean in 1998, is reported herein from the coast of Israel. The identity of the specimen was confirmed by morphological and molecular analysis. This is the first record of K. vaigiensis from the Eastern Mediterranean. The possible origins of the Israeli record is discussed.