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.
BAŞUSTA, NURİ; TURAN, CEMAL; and GÜRLEK, MEVLÜT (2002) "A New Fish Record from Turkish Seas: the Blackfin Sorcerer Nettastoma melanurum Rafinesque, 1810 (Nettastomidae)," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 26: No. 5, Article 33. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol26/iss5/33