First Record of Saddleback Silver-biddy Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830 (Pisces: Gerreidae) from Shatt Al-Arab River and marine Territorial Waters of Iraq
Atheer H. Ali
Jassim M. Abed
Majid M. Taher
Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, College of Agriculture, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
International Journal of Marine Science, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 59 doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0059
Received: 24 Jul., 2014 Accepted: 29 Aug., 2014 Published: 21 Oct., 2014
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Ali et al., 2014, First record of saddleback silver-biddy Gerres limbatus Cuvier, 1830 (Pisces: Gerreidae) from Shatt Al-Arab River and marine territorial waters of Iraq, International Journal of Marine Science, Vol.4, No.59 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2014.04.0059)
Ten specimens of Saddleback silver-biddy, Gerres limbatusCuvier, 1830,were collected from Iraqi waters during 2010 through 2013. Two specimens were collected from the Shatt Al-Arab River and eight from marine territorial waters of Iraq near Khor Al-Ummiah. Meristic and morphometric characters are given. Differences between this species and the three other gerreids known from Iraqi waters [G. filamentosus Cuvier, 1829, G. oyena (Forsskål, 1775), and G. longirostris (Lacepède, 1801)] are discussed. The present records bring the total number of Gerres species in Iraq to four. Additionally, two new size records are reported for this species.
Gerres limbatus; Gerreidae; Perciformes; New distribution; Iraq; Arabian Gulf
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