The, bighead goby is reported for the first time from the Turkish Eastern Black Sea coast in Kale (Taşlı ) Stream (Rize), Erenler Stream (Çayeli-Rize), Kantarlı Stream (Pazar-Rize), Fırtına Stream (Ardeşen-Rize), Işıklı Stream (Ardeşen-Rize), Çağlayan Stream (Fındıklı-Rize) and Yeşil Stream (Fındıklı-Rize). A total of 70 individuals from different sampling stations were caught by an electro-shocker. Systematic characteristics of this species were examined and then compared with those reported in previous studies.
BALIK, SÜLEYMAN and TURAN, DAVUT (2004) "A First Record for the Bighead Goby (Neogobius kessleri Günther, 1861) along the Turkish Eastern Black Sea Coast," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 28: No. 2, Article 2. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol28/iss2/2