Fricke R., Golani D., Appelbaum-Golani B., Zajonz U. 2016. New record of the spiny pufferfish, Tylerius spinosissimus (Regan, 1908), from Israel, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 46 (2): 115–118.
The spiny pufferfish, Tylerius spinosissimus (Regan, 1908), is recorded for the first time from the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, based on a specimen collected off Eilat, Israel at a depth of 350–400 m. This finding also confirms the occurrence of the species in the Red Sea which was previously based on an unsubstantiated record.
pufferfish, new record, Red Sea, Israel, distribution