Authors: NURİ BAŞUSTA, CEMAL TURAN, MEVLÜT GÜRLEK
Abstract: Two and five specimens of the blackfin sorcerer, Nettastoma melanurum, were trawled on 25 and 30 April 2001 respectively at Samandağ, Hatay (36º10'N, 35º20'E; 36º05'N, 35º40'E) at about 80-200 m depth. It is recorded for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Thus, a new species and family have been added to the fish fauna in Turkish seas.
Keywords: Nettastoma melanurum, Blackfin sorcerer, Nettastomidae, First record, Turkish seas
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