The first record of Cladocora caespitosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) from the Marmara Sea

Özalp H. B., Alparslan M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.35, no.5, pp.701-705, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0907-80
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-705
  • Keywords: Scleractinian, Faviidae, Cladocora caespitosa, Marmara Sea, first record, FEATURES, GROWTH
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The Scleractinian Cladocora caespitosa is reported for the first time from the Marmara Sea, Turkey. Five colonies of the elliptical Cladocora caespitosa were discovered at 7 m by scuba divers around Posidonia oceanica beds colonising a substrate of sand and rock. The colonies' characteristics were recorded with underwater apparatus with a close-up device and with a video system. The present paper provides the new updated area of the species on the Turkish coast.