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The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)

Year 2021, Volume 4, Issue 3, 293 - 298, 01.07.2021
https://doi.org/10.3153/AR21023

Abstract

Remoras attach to sharks, big fish, and sea turtles and continue their lives with these creatures. Kapızlı and Tekeli beaches are located near Göksu Delta and Anamur nesting areas of Caretta caretta. In this study, two Remora individuals were caught with a fishing rod in July, when the ovulation was most intense. The smaller remora individual (33 cm) was caught from the coast of Tekeli with the chicken breast at a depth of 2.5 m, and the larger one (66 cm) with bread at a depth of 1.5 m from Kapızlı beach on 24.07.2020. The two Remora individuals caught were probably attached to the sea turtles. However, probably due to sea turtles going to the beach to lay eggs, Remoras started to free-swimming, and they were caught with the fishing line since they could not be fed. The present study reported that the first occurrence of Remora specimens is probably attached to turtles for Turkey's northeastern Mediterranean coast. Besides, this study is provided some morphometric and meristic data on this species and discussed a probable host of these specimens.

References

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  • Brongersma, L.D. (1967). Guide for the identification of stranded turtles on British coasts. British Museum Natural History London, 695, 1-22.
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  • Claro, R. (1994). Características generales de la ictiofauna. In R. Claro (Ed.,) Ecología de los peces marinos de Cuba (p. 55-70). Instituto de Oceanología Academia de Ciencias de Cuba and Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo.
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  • Fretey, J. (1979). Commensalisme entre Remora remora (L.) et des tortues marines pendant la nidification. Cybium, 7(3), 40.
  • Fricke, R., Kulbicki, M., Wantiez, L. (2011). Checklist of the fishes of New Caledonia, and their distribution in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (Pisces). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 4, 341-463.
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  • Kaspiris, P., Ondrias, J. (1984). Some rare fishes from the Greek Sea waters. Biljeske - Notes 61, 1-4.
  • Lachner, E.P. (1966). Family Echeneidae: disc fishes. In L.P. et al. Shultz (Eds), Fishes of the Marshall and Mariana Islands (p. 74-80). USA: United States National Museum Bulletin.
  • Lachner, E.A., Post, A. (1990). Echeneidae. In J.C. Quéro, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post & L. Saldanha (Eds.), Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA) (p. 725-728). Vol. 2. JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris.
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  • Phillipps, W.J. (1964). The occurrence of remora in Cook Strait. Records of the Dominion Museum, 5(10), 74-75.
  • Quigley, D.T.G., Flannery, K., O'Shea, J. (1994). Remora remora remora L. in Irish waters: Further records and a review of Irish records The Irish Naturalists' Journal, 24(12), 499-502.
  • Sanches, J.G. (1991). Catálogo dos principais peixes marinhos da República de Guiné-Bissau. Publ. Invest. Pescas: Avuls. Inst. Nac., Num. 16, 429 pp.
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  • Tuncer, S., A. Orlov, M., Ozen, O. (2012). First record of marlin sucker, Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829), from the Northeastern Aegean Sea, Turkey. Journal of Ichthyology, 52(6), 400-408. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945212040145
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Year 2021, Volume 4, Issue 3, 293 - 298, 01.07.2021
https://doi.org/10.3153/AR21023

Abstract

References

  • Alling, A. (1985). Remoras and blue whales: a commensal or mutual interaction? Whalewatcher -Journal of the American Cetacean Society, 19, 6-19.
  • Angel, F. (1922). Description d'une tortue-luth (Dermochelys coriacea Linne.) peches aupres de Biarritz (Basses-Pyrenees). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris), 1922, 481-483.
  • Bilecenoglu, M., Kaya, M., Cihangir, B., Çiçek, E. (2014). An updated checklist of the marine fishes of Turkey. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 38, 901-929. https://doi.org/10.3906/zoo-1405-60
  • Bouxin, J., Bouxin, H., Legendre, R. (1930). Capture d'une tortue luth (Dermochelys coriacea L.), accompagnee de pilotes (Naucrates ductor L.) et de remoras (Echeneis remora L.) pres de Pile aux Moutons. Bulletin de le Soci Zoologique de France, 6, 521-528.
  • Brongersma, L.D. (1967). Guide for the identification of stranded turtles on British coasts. British Museum Natural History London, 695, 1-22.
  • Brongersma, L.D. (1972). European Atlantic turtles. Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden), 121, 1-318.
  • Claro, R. (1994). Características generales de la ictiofauna. In R. Claro (Ed.,) Ecología de los peces marinos de Cuba (p. 55-70). Instituto de Oceanología Academia de Ciencias de Cuba and Centro de Investigaciones de Quintana Roo.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., Herald, E.S., Hammann, H. (1983). A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+ 336 p. Fertl, D., Landry Jr. A.M. (2002). Remoras. In W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig & J.G.M. Thewissen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (p. 1013-1015). 1414 pp. New York, NY: Academic Press.
  • Fretey, J. (1978). Accompagnement a terre de tortue luths, Dermochelys coriacea (Linne.) par des Remoras. Revue Francais d'Aquariologie, 5(2), 49-54.
  • Fretey, J. (1979). Commensalisme entre Remora remora (L.) et des tortues marines pendant la nidification. Cybium, 7(3), 40.
  • Fricke, R., Kulbicki, M., Wantiez, L. (2011). Checklist of the fishes of New Caledonia, and their distribution in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (Pisces). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde A, Neue Serie 4, 341-463.
  • Froese, R., Pauly, D. (2020). Fishbase. Worldwide Web Electronic Publication. Retrieved from http://www.fishbase.org (accessed 30.04.2020).
  • IGFA, (2001). Database of IGFA angling records until 2001. IGFA, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
  • IUCN, (2020). Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-1. Retrieved from http://www.iucnredlist.org (accessed 02.02.2020).
  • Kaspiris, P., Ondrias, J. (1984). Some rare fishes from the Greek Sea waters. Biljeske - Notes 61, 1-4.
  • Lachner, E.P. (1966). Family Echeneidae: disc fishes. In L.P. et al. Shultz (Eds), Fishes of the Marshall and Mariana Islands (p. 74-80). USA: United States National Museum Bulletin.
  • Lachner, E.A., Post, A. (1990). Echeneidae. In J.C. Quéro, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post & L. Saldanha (Eds.), Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA) (p. 725-728). Vol. 2. JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris.
  • Mundy, B.C. (2005). Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology, 6, 1-704.
  • Muus, B.J., Nielsen, J.G. (1999). Sea fish. 340 pp. Scandinavian Fishing Year Book, Denmark: Hedehusene, ISBN: 87-90787-00-5
  • Nelson, J.S. (1976). Fishes of the world. 416 pp. New York, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN: 0‐471‐01497‐4,
  • O’Toole, B. (2002). Phylogeny of the species of the superfamily Echeneoidea (Perciformes: Carangoidei: Echeneidae, Rachycentridae, and Coryphaenidae), with an interpretation of echeneid hitchhiking behaviour. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 80, 596-623. https://doi.org/10.1139/z02-031
  • Paulin, C.D., Habib, G. (1982). Remoras (Pisces: Echeneidae) from New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 9(1), 33-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/03014223.1982.10423834
  • Phillipps, W.J. (1964). The occurrence of remora in Cook Strait. Records of the Dominion Museum, 5(10), 74-75.
  • Quigley, D.T.G., Flannery, K., O'Shea, J. (1994). Remora remora remora L. in Irish waters: Further records and a review of Irish records The Irish Naturalists' Journal, 24(12), 499-502.
  • Sanches, J.G. (1991). Catálogo dos principais peixes marinhos da República de Guiné-Bissau. Publ. Invest. Pescas: Avuls. Inst. Nac., Num. 16, 429 pp.
  • Smith, C.L. (1997). National Audubon Society field guide to tropical marine fishes of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. 720 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., ISBN; 9780679446019
  • Stamouli, C., Akel, E., Azzurro, E., Bakiu, R., Bas, A., Bitar, G., Boyacı, Y., Cakallı, M., Corsini-Foka, M., Crocetta, F., Dragičević, B., Dulčić, J., Durucan, F., Zrelli, R., Erguden, D., Filiz, H., Giardina, F., Giovos, I., Gönülal, O., Hemida, F., Kassar, A., Kondylatos, G., Macalı, A., Mancini, E., Ovalis, P., Paladini De Mendoza, F., Pavičič, M., Rabaoui, L., Rızkalla, S., Tiralongo, F., Turan, C., Vrdoljak, D., Yapıcı, S., Zenetos, A. (2018). New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records (December 2017). Mediterranean Marine Science, 18(3), 534-556. https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.15823
  • Tuncer, S., A. Orlov, M., Ozen, O. (2012). First record of marlin sucker, Remora osteochir (Cuvier, 1829), from the Northeastern Aegean Sea, Turkey. Journal of Ichthyology, 52(6), 400-408. https://doi.org/10.1134/S0032945212040145
  • Türkozan, O., Kaska, Y. (2010). Turkey. In P. Casale & D. Margaritoulis (Eds.), Sea turtles in the Mediterranean: distribution, threats and conservation priorities (p. 257-293). Switzerland: IUCN/SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group, Gland. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1240-6
  • Wheeler, A.C. (1969). Fishes of the British Isles and north-west Europe. London: Macmillan, p. 1-613, ISBN: 10: 0333059557 Wheeler, A.C. (1978). Key to the fishes of northern Europe. London: Frederick Warne, p. 1-380, ISBN: 10: 0723220646 Whitehead, P.J.P., Bauchot, M.L., Hureau, J.C., Nielsen, J., Tortonese, E. (1986). Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Vol. 3, Paris: Unesco, p. 1329-1334, ISBN: 92-3-002215-2

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Short Communication
Authors

Deniz ERGÜDEN (Primary Author)
Iskenderun Technical University, Marine Sciences and Technology Faculty, Deparment of Marine Sciences, Iskenderun, Turkey
0000-0002-2597-2151
Türkiye


Deniz AYAS
Mersin University, Fisheries Faculty
0000-0001-6762-6284
Türkiye

Thanks The authors would like to thank the fishers for providing the specimen of Remora remora.
Publication Date July 1, 2021
Application Date August 23, 2020
Acceptance Date December 15, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 4, Issue 3

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Bibtex @short communication { aquatres784245, journal = {Aquatic Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2618-6365}, address = {Esnaf Mah. Pembe Köşk Sok. Kentplus Kadıköy Sitesi B Blok D435 Kadıköy-İstanbul}, publisher = {Nuray ERKAN ÖZDEN}, year = {2021}, volume = {4}, pages = {293 - 298}, doi = {10.3153/AR21023}, title = {The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)}, key = {cite}, author = {Ergüden, Deniz and Ayas, Deniz} }
APA Ergüden, D. & Ayas, D. (2021). The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey) . Aquatic Research , 4 (3) , 293-298 . DOI: 10.3153/AR21023
MLA Ergüden, D. , Ayas, D. "The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)" . Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 293-298 <http://aquatres.scientificwebjournals.com/en/pub/issue/60920/784245>
Chicago Ergüden, D. , Ayas, D. "The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)". Aquatic Research 4 (2021 ): 293-298
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EndNote %0 Aquatic Research The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey) %A Deniz Ergüden , Deniz Ayas %T The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey) %D 2021 %J Aquatic Research %P -2618-6365 %V 4 %N 3 %R doi: 10.3153/AR21023 %U 10.3153/AR21023
ISNAD Ergüden, Deniz , Ayas, Deniz . "The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)". Aquatic Research 4 / 3 (July 2021): 293-298 . https://doi.org/10.3153/AR21023
AMA Ergüden D. , Ayas D. The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey). Aquat Res. 2021; 4(3): 293-298.
Vancouver Ergüden D. , Ayas D. The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey). Aquatic Research. 2021; 4(3): 293-298.
IEEE D. Ergüden and D. Ayas , "The confirmed occurrence of two specimens of Remora remora (Linnaeus, 1758) from Mersin Bay (NE Mediterranean, Turkey)", Aquatic Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 293-298, Jul. 2021, doi:10.3153/AR21023

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