Journal of the
Ocean Science Foundation

An open-access free online peer-reviewed Marine Biology Journal, since 2008.

published by the Ocean Science Foundation

 
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Range extension of Blubberlip Snapper Lutjanus rivulatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) to the Arabian Gulf

Laith A. Jawad, Abdul Aziz Al-Marzouqi, Ibrahim Al-Anbory & Rashid Al-Senaidi

Abstract

A particularly large specimen of Blubberlip Snapper Lutjanus rivulatus was collected from off the city of Khasab, Oman (860 mm TL). The fish represents the first confirmed record of the species from the Omani coast of the Arabian Gulf and extends the range reported in Randall (1995) into the Arabian Gulf. Color patterns as well as meristic and morphometric characters match to those described for the species. Lutjanus rivulatus is now documented from the Red Sea south to KwaZulu-Natal, and eastward to the Society Islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean.

 

     

CITATION:

Jawad, L.A. Al-Marzouqi, A.A., Al-Anbory, I. & Al-Senaidi, R. (2018) Range extension of Blubberlip Snapper Lutjanus rivulatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae) to the Arabian Gulf. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 30, 78-81.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1345335

publication date: 20 August 2018