First records of two large pelagic fishes in the Red Sea: wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) and striped marlin (Kajikia audax)

Collin T. Williams*, Martin C. Arostegui, Camrin D. Braun, Peter Gaube, Marwan Shriem, Michael L. Berumen

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Abstract

This report provides the first confirmed identifications of wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) and striped marlin (Kajikia audax) in the Red Sea, expanding the known ranges of these species into the basin. Potential mechanisms responsible for the lack of regional documentation of the two species are further discussed. These findings illustrate the need for systematic biodiversity surveys of pelagic fish assemblages in the Red Sea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-508
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume102
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by KAUST (baseline research funds to M.L.B.). M.C.A. was supported by the Postdoctoral Scholar Program at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with funding provided by the Dr George D. Grice Postdoctoral Scholarship Fund.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

Keywords

  • Billfish
  • biodiversity
  • fisheries
  • Gulf of Aqaba
  • Jordan
  • marine predator
  • pelagic
  • Red Sea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scombridae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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