Maximum length record of the grey triggerfish, (Balistes capriscus Gmelin, 1789) for Aegean Sea

Hasan CERİM, Özgen YILMAZ, Sercan YAPICI


One specimen of the grey triggerfish, Balistes capriscus (Gmelin, 1789), was caught in April 2020 in the Gökova Bay (the south-eastern Aegean Sea) along the Turkish coast. Its total length was 53.5 cm and weight was 1727.13 g, the maximum observed length for Aegean Sea. It is expected that findings of this study will contribute to the size and distribution data of grey triggerfish occurrence of which is highly low in the Aegean Sea.


Balistidae; Mediterranean; fish morphometry; spearfishing; coastal waters

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