First record of the cube boxfish Ostracion cubicus (Ostraciidae) and additional records of Champsodon vorax (Champsodontidae) from the Mediterranean

Michel Barichepp

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 181-184, Volume 17, Issue 4 – 15 October 2011


A specimen of the Indo-Pacific cube boxfish Ostracion cubicus and two specimens of the Indo-Pacific gaper Champsodon vorax were collected from off the coast of Lebanon. This constitutes the first record of the boxfish in the region and confirms the establishment of a population of the gaper in the Mediterranean.

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