Champsodon vorax (Teleostei: Champsodontidae), a new alien fish in the Mediterranean Michel Bariche

Michel Bariche

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 197-200, Volume 16, Issue 4 – 15 October 2010


The Indo-Pacific gaper Champsodon vorax is reported for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Lebanon. This new alien species is considered to have established a population along the Levantine basin in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. A detailed description of the Mediterranean specimens is provided.

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