Deidun A., Zava B., Insacco G., Corsini-Foka M. 2018. First record of the Por’s goatfish Upeneus pori (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Mullidae) from Italian waters (western Ionian Sea). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 48 (1): 93–97.
During May 2017, two specimens of the Lessepsian fish species, Upeneus pori Ben-Tuvia et Golani, 1989, were recorded for the first time from the waters off eastern Sicily, Italy, along the western Ionian Sea. The species apparently expanded its distribution within the central Mediterranean, from the already colonized Tunisian waters. This new finding increases to nine the number of Lessepsian fish species reported from southern Italian waters to date.
Upeneus pori, Lessepsian migrant, Sicily, Italy, Ionian Sea