The Echinoderm Fauna of Gokceada Island (NE Aegean Sea)


Aslan-Cihangir H.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.11, no.1, pp.26-29, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/javaa.2012.26.29
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-29

Abstract

The Echinoderm fauna of Gokceada island (NE Aegean sea) was studied in 2011 from 22 stations at depths ranging from 0.5-45 m by means of bottom trawling and snorkeling. Additionally, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, TDS and conductivity of water were measured on board. A total of 626 specimens belonging to 25 species (7 Asteroidea and Echinoidea, 6 Ophiroidea, 4 Holothoridea and 1 Crinoidea) were identified. The dominant species was the echinoid Psammechinus microtuberculatus (Blainville, 1825). According to the result of cluster analysis based on the precence/absence of Echinoderm species, Gokceada island had a species composition similar to that of Bozcaada island while both islands were different from the Canalckale strait. However, ANOSIM they were not found to be statistically different (p = 0.3).