Pteragogus pelycus(Quoy & Gaimard,1827)

Quoy & Gaimard,1827
Ecofunctional Group:
Demersal Fish
First Mediterranean Sighting:
First Mediterranean Ciatation:
Golani et al., 2008: Israel
Invasive Characteristic:
Donor Area:
Corridor: Suez Canal, ,
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Cossyphus opercularis, Cossyphus opercularis, Pteragogus opercularis, Pteragogus opercularis,
Kingdom : Animalia, Phylum : Chordata, Class : Actinopterygii, Order : Perciformes, Family : Labridae,
Country Regional Sea First Area Sighting Area Success Type MSFD First Area Citation contribution latitude longitude
Egypt Levantine 1999 casual East Mediterranean Gamee, 2005
Greece Aegean Sea 1992 established East Mediterranean Corsini-Foka & Economidis, 1999
Israel Levantine 1991 established East Mediterranean Golani & Sonin, 1992
Lebanon Levantine 1999 established East Mediterranean Harmelin-Vivien et al., 2005
Turkey Aegean Sea 2002 established East Mediterranean Ogretmen et al., 2005
Turkey Levantine 1998 established East Mediterranean Taskavak et al., 2000
Cyprus Levantine 1997 established East Mediterranean Kaya et al., 2000

Distribution Map
  • Kaya, M., Bilecenoglu, M. & Golani, D., 2000. New record of a Lessepsian migrant Pteragogus pelycus Randall, 1981 (Teleostei: Labridae) for northern Cyprus. Zoology in the Middle East, 20: 65-68., ( EMEDCYPLEV-L2642 )
  • Gamee, F.M., 2005. Taxonomical and biological studies on some representatives of Family Labridae in the Egyptian Mediterranean waters off Alexandria. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, 235 pp., ( EMEDEGYLEV-L2643 )
  • Corsini-Foka M, Economidis PS, 1999. Distribution extension of two Lessepsian migrants found in the marine area of the island of Rhodes (Aegean Sea, Greece). Cybium, 23: 195-199., ( EMEDGRCAEG-L2644 )
  • Golani D & Sonin O., 1992. New records of Red Sea fishes, Pterois miles (Scorpaenidae) and Pteragogus pelycus (Labridae) from the Eastern Mediterrannean Sea.Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 39(2): 167-169, ( EMEDISRLEV-L2645 )
  • Harmelin-Vivien, M.L., Bitar G., Harmelin, J.G. & Monestiez P., 2005. The littoral fish community of the Lebanese rocky coast (eastern Mediterranean Sea) with emphasis on Red Sea immigrants. Biological Invasions, 7: 625-637., ( EMEDLBNLEV-L2646 )
  • Ogretmen, F., Yilmaz, F. & Torcu Koc, H., 2005. An investigation on fishes of Gokova Bay (Southern Aegean Sea). Journal of Science & Technology of Balikesir University, 7 (2): 19-36., ( EMEDTURAEG-L2647 )
  • Taskavak, E., Bilecenoglu, M., Basusta, N. & Mater, S., 2000. Occurrence of Pteragogus pelycus R&all, 1981 (Teleostei: Labridae) and Petroscirtes ancylodon Ruppell, 1838 (Teleostei: Blenniidae) on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Acta Adriat, ( EMEDTURLEV-L2648 )