Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp 1863–1866 | Cite as

First record of the Meseda waspfish, Neocentropogon mesedai from the Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea (Teleostei: Tetrarogidae)

  • Ronald Fricke
  • Daniel Golani
  • Brenda Appelbaum-Golani
  • Uwe Zajonz
Original Paper


The Meseda waspfish Neocentropogon mesedai is recorded for the first time from the Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea, based on a specimen collected near Eilat, Israel at 300-350 m depth. The species is very rare in collections, otherwise known only from the type series collected in the central Red Sea off Saudi Arabia.


Meseda waspfish Tetrarogidae Red sea New record Distribution 



We are grateful to Ms O. Goldshmidt for collecting the specimen, and Dr. A. Baranes for providing the facilities for deepwater fish collection in the Gulf of Aqaba. Dr. David Darom provided a photograph of our specimen of N. mesedai.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Fricke
    • 1
  • Daniel Golani
    • 2
  • Brenda Appelbaum-Golani
    • 3
  • Uwe Zajonz
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Lauda-KönigshofenGermany
  2. 2.National Natural History Collections and Department of Ecology, Evolution and BehaviorThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Mt. Scopus LibraryThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  4. 4.Sektion IchthyologieSenckenberg Forschungsinstitut und NaturmuseumFrankfurt am MainGermany
  5. 5.Senckenberg Biodiversität und Klima ForschungszentrumFrankfurt am MainGermany

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