Marine Biodiversity Records

Research Article

First record of Neoharriotta pinnata (Condrichthys: Rhinochimaeridae) and second record of Satyrichthys adeni (Osteichthys: Peristediidae) from Gulf of Aden, Republic of Yemen

Attaala Alia1, Laith Jawada2 c1 and Aideed Sheikha3

a1 414052 Astrakhan, St Krasnoarmeiskaia 29 A Kv. 28, Russia

a2 Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, PO Box 427, Postal Code 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

a3 Mukalla PO Box 05011, Republic of Yemen

Abstract

The present paper reports the first record of Neoharriotta pinnata and a second record of Satyrichthys adeni from the Gulf of Aden, Republic of Yemen. The record of N. pinnata is a northward extension of its distribution. Satyrichthys adeni was recorded for the second time from the Arabian Sea coast of Republic of Yemen.

(Received March 30 2009)

(Accepted October 13 2009)

Keywords

  • first record of Neoharriotta pinnata;
  • second record of Satyrichthys adeni;
  • Gulf of Aden;
  • the Arabian Sea coast;
  • Republic of Yemen

Correspondence:

c1 Correspondence should be addressed to: L. Jawad, Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Ministry of Fisheries Wealth, PO Box 427, Postal Code 100, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman email: laith_jawad@hotmail.com