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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2016, Vol 16, Num, 4     (Pages: 1031-1034)

On the Occurrence of Juvenile Thunnus thynnus in the Bay of Izmir, Aegean Sea, Turkey

Tülin Çoker 1 ,Okan Akyol 2 , Ali Kara 2

1 Muğla University Faculty of Fisheries, Muğla, Turkey
2 Ege University Faculty of Fisheries, Urla, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v16_4_30 Viewed : 3854 - Downloaded : 2882 Two specimens of juvenile Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) were caught off Urla coast in Izmir Bay, Aegean Sea by a commercial gillnet at the depth of 8 m. These juvenile tuna fishes are observed for the first time in Izmir Bay, even if the larger individuals are well-known in the area. Keywords : Thunnus thynnus, juvenile, dispersion, occurrence