Upeneus pori(Ben-Tuvia & Golani, 1989)

Ben-Tuvia & Golani, 1989
Ecofunctional Group:
Demersal Fish
First Mediterranean Sighting:
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Krapp & Sconfietti,1983: Italy
Invasive Characteristic:
Donor Area:
Corridor: Suez Canal, ,
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Upeneus asymmetricus, Upenoides tragula,
Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Chordata, Class : Actinopterygii, Order : Perciformes, Family : Mullidae,
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Egypt Levantine 1972 established East Mediterranean Bayoumi, 1972
Greece Aegean Sea 2003 established East Mediterranean Corsini-Foka et al., 2005
Israel Levantine 1953 established East Mediterranean Ben Tuvia, 1953a
Lebanon Levantine 1962 established East Mediterranean George & Athansassiou, 1966
Libya Libyan Sea 1994 established Central Mediterranean Shakman & Kinzelbach, 2007b
Syria Levantine <1995 established East Mediterranean Sbaihi & Saad, 1995
Tunisia unknown 2003 casual Central Mediterranean Ben Souissi et al., 2005
Turkey Aegean Sea 2000 established East Mediterranean Akyol et al., 2006
Turkey Levantine 1942 established East Mediterranean Kosswig, 1950
Cyprus Levantine 2004 established East Mediterranean Tzomos et al., 2007

Distribution Map
  • 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-L3328 )
  • Tzomos, T., Kitsos, S., Christodoulou, M., Koukouras, A. & Eleftheriou, A., 2007. Investigation of the evolution and dispersion rates of the lessepsian Pisces in the Mediterranean. 1st Panhellenic meeting for the invasion of alien aquatic species in the, ( EMEDCYPLEV-L3321 )
  • Bayoumi, A.R., 1972. Recent biological investigations in the Red Sea along the A.R.E. coasts. 1. On some demersal fishes of economic importance from the Red Sea with notes on migration of fish through the Suez Canal. Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries, 2: 159-183., ( EMEDEGYLEV-L3322 )
  • Corsini M, Margies P, Kondilatos G & Economidis PS., 2005. Lessepsian migration of fishes to the Aegean Sea: First record of Tylerius spinosissimus (Tetraodontidae) from the Mediterranean & six more fish records from Rhodes. Cybium 29: 347-354, ( EMEDGRCAEG-L3323 )
  • Ben Tuvia A ., 1953a. Mediterranean fishes of Israel. Bulletin of the Sea Fisheries Research Station, Haifa, 8: 1-40, ( EMEDISRLEV-L3324 )
  • Sbaihi, M. & Saad A., 1995. The existence of 4 immigrant fish species from the Red sea in the Syrian coast (the oriental Mediterranean). Rapport du XXXIVe Congres de la CIESM Vol. 34, p.257., ( EMEDSYRLEV-L3327 )
  • Akyol O, Unal V, Ceyhan T., 2006. Occurrence of two Lessepsian migrant fish, Oxyurichthys petersi (Gobiidae) and Upeneus pori (Mullidae), from the Aegean Sea.Cybium 30: 389-390, ( EMEDTURAEG-L3329 )
  • Kosswig, C., 1950. Erythraische fische im Mittelmeer und an der grenze der Agais. Syllegomena Biologica, Festschrift Kleinschmidt: 203 -212., ( EMEDTURLEV-L3330 )