Edelist D., Spanier E., Golani D. 2011. Evidence for the occurrence of the Indo-Pacific stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Synanceiidae), in the Mediterranean Sea. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 41 (2): 129–131.
The stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa Bloch et Schneider, 1801, was recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean. The fish was caught by trammel net, at a depth of 3 m, recorded on video and then released. Its occurrence is presumed to be due to either Lessepsian migration or as an escapee from aquaria.
Synanceia verrucosa, Stonefish, Mediterranean, Lessepsian migration