SURVEY OF THE MARINE FISHES IN IRAQ

  • Abbas J. Al-Faisal Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
  • Falah M. Mutlak Marine Science Centre, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
Keywords: Checklist, fish species, Iraq, marine waters, survey

Abstract

    A survey of fish species in the Iraqi marine waters was carried out for the period from November 2014 to March 2018. The list included 214 species representing 75 families.

 

     The family Carangidae dominated the marine fishes in Iraq, which was represented by 24 species, followed by Haemulidae with 11 species, and then Serranidae and Sparidae with nine species for each, while 34 families contained a single species only.

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2018-12-24
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