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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0907-80
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.701-705
  • Keywords: Scleractinian, Faviidae, Cladocora caespitosa, Marmara Sea, first record, FEATURES, GROWTH

Abstract

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.