On 17 October 2012, an abnormally pigmented specimen of the surmullet Mullus surmuletus L. with a standard length of 164 mm was caught off the coast of Urla in İzmir Bay (Aegean Sea). This is the first report of abnormal pigmentation of the surmullet in the Mediterranean Basin. The sample fish had a patterned blue color on the back and its flanks were silvery. This kind of malpigmentation has not been observed in any mullids up to now.
Abnormal pigmentation, surmullet, Mullus surmuletus, Aegean Sea
TOKAÇ, ADNAN; AKYOL, OKAN; AYDIN, CELALETTİN; and ULAŞ, ALİ
"First report of abnormal pigmentation in a surmullet, Mullus surmuletus L. (Osteichthyes: Mullidae),"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 37:
6, Article 24.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol37/iss6/24