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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 2     (Pages: 371-374)

Confirmed Occurence of the Longjaw Snake Eel, Ophisurus serpens (Osteichthyes: Ophichthidae) in Edremit Bay (Northern Aegean Sea), Turkey

Hatice Torcu Koç 1 ,Zeliha Erdoğan 1

1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, University of Balikesir, Cagıs Campus, Balikesir, Balikesir, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_2_21 Viewed : 3440 - Downloaded : 2814 On 15 January 2014, one mature female specimen of the longjaw snake eel, Ophisurus serpens was caught by long-line, from a depth of 40 m off Küçükkuyu (Edremit Bay). The species is a previously reported from the southern Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The main morphometric and meristic characters of this species which is rare in northern Aegean waters of Turkey are given. Keywords : Ophisurus serpens, Küçükkuyu, occurence, morphometry, description