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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2011, Vol 11, Num, 1     (Pages: 157-160)

The First Documented Record of Genus Mustelus (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae) in the Black Sea

Lütfiye Eryılmaz 1 ,Emre Yemişken 1 ,Cem Dalyan 1

1 Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34134 Vezneciler, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2011.0120 Viewed : 3943 - Downloaded : 3309 Two specimens of Starry smoothhound, Mustelus asterias Cloquet, 1821 were captured from three miles off the coast of Şile (south-western Black sea) on 19 November 2000 at a depth ca. 90 m. This paper is on the presence of M. asterias in the Black Sea. Keywords : Mustelus asterias, Black Sea, Chondrichthyes, Triakidae