New distributional record of Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) from the island of Gokceada, northern Aegean Sea, Turkey


Gonulal O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.40, no.1, pp.125-128, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1411-35
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-128

Abstract

A total of 420 specimens of Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) were found on two dead loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) washed ashore on the island of Gokceada (northern Aegean Sea). The species is reported for the first time from the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea and is the second record since 1982 for the Turkish Seas.