In this study, the first case of aberrant coloration, namely xanthochroism or xanthism, in the thinlip grey mullet, Chelon ramada (Teleostei: Mugilidae), was reported. The specimen was caught by a purse seiner in November 2019, in İzmir Bay, in the Aegean Sea, and was a female, with mature ovaries, which indicated that it had been in spawning migration or activity on the sampling date.
Xanthism, aberrant coloration, Mugilidae, Chelon ramada, İzmir Bay
AKALIN, SENCER and TOSUNOĞLU, ZAFER
"The occurrence of xanthochroism in the thinlip grey mullet, Chelon ramada(Teleostei: Mugilidae), from the Aegean Sea,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 44:
6, Article 7.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol44/iss6/7