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Checklist of fishes collected by bottom otter-trawling from upper Gulf of Thailand by MV-SEAFDEC 2 cruise in December 2019



Veera Vilasri
Office of Natural Science Research, National Science Museum, Thailand, 39 Moo 3, Khlong 5, Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Supapong Pattarapongpan
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department, P.O. Box 97, Phasamutchedi, Samut Prakan 10290, Thailand
Barry Russell
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, GPO Box 4646 Darwin, NT 0801, Australia
Kota Obata
Laboratory of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Faculty/Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, Japan
Toshio Kawai
Laboratory of Marine Biology and Biodiversity (Systematic Ichthyology), Faculty/Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 3-1-1 Minato-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, Japan



The survey named “Collaborative survey on marine debris in the Gulf of Thailand” was conducted in the upper Gulf of Thailand by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD) and the National Science Museum (NSM) during 14–20 December 2019. The operation of bottom otter-trawling conducted by using the research vessel MV-SEAFDEC 2 in daytime with depth ranging 30.0–57.8 m in almost muddy substrates. Subsequently, the 936 fish specimens were collected and taxonomically identified to 131 species in 50 families. The species list is reported with sampling stations, registration numbers, sizes and identification reference. Photographs of fresh or preserved specimens for species were also provided. In addition, two species of lizardfish, Saurida fortis, and lefteye flounder, Engyprosopon keliaoense, are first recorded from the Gulf of Thailand.



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