Saurida undosquamis((Richardson, 1848))

(Richardson, 1848)
Ecofunctional Group:
Demersal Fish
First Mediterranean Sighting:
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Ben Tuvia, 1955: Israel
Invasive Characteristic:
Donor Area:
Corridor: Suez Canal, ,
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Saurus undosquamis,
Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Chordata, Class : Actinopterygii, Order : Aulopiformes, Family : Synodontidae,
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Albania Adriatic 1995 casual Adriatic Rakaj, 1995
Egypt Levantine 1965 established East Mediterranean El Zarka & Koura, 1965
Greece Aegean Sea 1971 established East Mediterranean Ondrias, 1971
Greece Ionian Sea 1990 established Central Mediterranean Tsimenidis et al., 1991
Israel Levantine 1952 established East Mediterranean Ben Tuvia, 1953a
Italy unknown 1970s casual Central Mediterranean Castriota et al., 2009
Lebanon Levantine 1962 established East Mediterranean George & Athanassiou, 1966
Libya Libyan Sea 1982 established Central Mediterranean Zupanovic & El-Bini, 1982
Syria Levantine 1976 established East Mediterranean Anon, 1976
Tunisia unknown 2004 casual Central Mediterranean Ben Souissi et al., 2005
Turkey Aegean Sea 1973 established East Mediterranean Ben Tuvia, 1973
Turkey Levantine 1951 established East Mediterranean Ben Tuvia, 1966
Cyprus Levantine 1960 established East Mediterranean Ben Tuvia, 1962

Distribution Map
  • Rakaj N., 1995. Iktiofauna e shqiperise. Htepia Botuese"Libri Universitar" Tirane, 700pp, ( ADRIALBADR-L2777 )
  • Tsimenidis, N., Tserpes, G., Machias A. & Kallianiotis, A., 1991. Distribution of fishes on the Cretan shelf. Journal of Fish Biology, 39: 661-672., ( CMEDGRCION-L2781 )
  • Castriota L, Andaloro F, Costa F (2009) Old findings of the lessepsian immigrants Platycephalus indicus (Platycephalidae) and Saurida undosquamis (Synodontidae) along the Italian coasts. Marine Biodiversity Records 2: e130,, ( CMEDITAUNK-L2783 )
  • Zupanovic S, & El-Bini AA.,, 1982. A contribution to demersal fish studies off the Libyan coast. Bulletin of the Marine Research Centre, Tripoli, Libya 3: 78-122., ( CMEDLBYLIB-L2785 )
  • Ben Souissi J., Trigui el Menif N., Mahjoub M.S., Mejri H., Quignard J.P., Capape Ch. & Zaouali J., 2005. On the recent occurrences of marine exotic species in the Tunisian waters. Proc. of the Seventh Int. Conf. on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, ( CMEDTUNUNK-L2787 )
  • Ben Tuvia, A., 1962. Collection of fishes from Cyprus. Bulletin of the Research Council of Israel, 11B: 132-145., ( EMEDCYPLEV-L2778 )
  • El Zarka & Koura, R., 1965, Seasonal fluctuations in the production of the important food fishes of the U.A.R. waters of the Mediterranean Sea, ( EMEDEGYLEV-L2779 )
  • Ondrias J.C. 1971. A list of the fresh and sea water fishes of Greece. Praktica of the Institute of Oceanographic and Fishing Research, Period C, 10a: 23–96., ( EMEDGRCAEG-L2780 )
  • Ben Tuvia A ., 1953a. Mediterranean fishes of Israel. Bulletin of the Sea Fisheries Research Station, Haifa, 8: 1-40, ( EMEDISRLEV-L2782 )
  • George C.J. & V.A. Athanassiou, 1966. Observations on Upeneus asymmetricus L a c h n e r, 1954 in St. George bay, Lebanon. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, 76: 68-74., ( EMEDLBNLEV-L2784 )
  • Anon, 1976. Commercial fish species collected by the Korean mission for scientific cooperation in Syria local report, Ministry of Agriculture, 76 p., ( EMEDSYRLEV-L2786 )
  • Ben Tuvia A., 1973. Man-made changes in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and their effect on the fishery resources. Marine Biology, 19: 197-203., ( EMEDTURAEG-L2789 )
  • Ben Tuvia, A., 1966. Red Sea fishes recently found in the Mediterranean. Copeia, 2: 254-275., ( EMEDTURLEV-L2788 )