Decapod crustaceans in benthic habitats of the Turkish Straits System with new records

Ahmet Kerem BAKIR, A. Suat ATEŞ

Map of the Turkish Straits System with 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 m isobaths. Abbreviations: K – coastal sites; Y – box-corer sites; BT, DT – trawls

Paper category: Original research paper
Corresponding author: A. Suat ATEŞ (asuatates@yahoo.com)
DOI: 10.1515/ohs-2018-0032
Received: March 6, 2018
Accepted: April 27, 2018
Full text: here

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate decapod species occurring in the Turkish Straits System. For this purpose, benthic samples were collected from six different biotopes (photophilic algae, Cystoseira barbata, meadows, Posidonia oceanica, mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis, meadows, Zostera marina, serpulid reef, and rocks) at depths ranging from 10 to 1000 m. A total of 60 species of decapod crustaceans were identified, including new records for the Turkish Straits System: Processa elegantula, P. modica, Richardina fredericii, Callianassa subterranea, Gourretia denticulata, Inachus parvirostris and Macropodia linaresi. In addition, some information about the spatial and bathymetric distribution as well as biotope preferences of the decapod community is provided.

Ege University, Fisheries Faculty, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, 17100 Canakkale, Turkey

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