Confirmed Record of Whitebarred Rubberlip, Plectorhinchus playfairi (Pellegrin, 1914) (Pisces: Haemulidae) from Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf  

Laith A. Jawad , Mustafa Ibrahim
1. Flat Bush, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
2. Ministry of Agriculture, Fish Welfare Branch, El- Jubail Province, Saudia Arabia
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 21   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0021
Received: 21 Jan., 2014    Accepted: 27 Feb., 2014    Published: 19 Mar., 2014
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Jawad and Ibrahim, 2014, Confirmed Record of Whitebarred Rubberlip, Plectorhinchus playfairi (Pellegrin, 1914) (Pisces: Haemulidae) from Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.4, No.21 194-196 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0021)

Abstract
The first record of Plectorhinchus playfairi from the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia is reported based on one specimen (270 mm TL) collected from the waters around the coasts of Jubail City. This species has not been recorded from this area although it has been recorded recently from the Iraqi waters of the Arabian Gulf. This account represents a confirmation for the presence of P. playfairi in the Arabian Gulf area and first record for the Saudi Arabian waters of the gulf. Morphometric and meristic data are provided for specimen, comparing with published data.
Keywords
Arabian Gulf; New records; Saudi Arabia; Range extension
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