First record of Aiptasia mutabilis (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from Turkish seas


Cihangir H. A. , Papadopoulou M. A. P. , Yilmaz E. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.35, no.3, pp.447-450, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0909-29
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-450

Abstract

The biodiversity of the Specially Protected Marine Area at Foca (Turkish Aegean Sea) was studied by scuba diving during October 2008. In the framework of this study the actinarian Aiptasia mutabilis (Gravenhorst, 1831) was found for the first time in Turkish waters. This new record extends the known geographical distribution of the species.