Bugulidae Species along the Aegean Coast of Turkey


KOÇAK F., Bakal I.

THALASSAS, vol.35, no.2, pp.663-673, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41208-019-00149-z
  • Journal Name: THALASSAS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.663-673
  • Keywords: Marinas, Bugulidae, Eastern Mediterranean, Distribution, Morphometrics, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, MARINE BRYOZOANS, RAPID ASSESSMENT, ALIEN, BIODIVERSITY, DIVERSITY, NERITINA, RECORDS, INVERTEBRATES, COMMUNITIES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Along the Turkish coast, Bugulidae family represented with tree valid genera, Bugula, Bugulina and Crisularia, contains mostly common fouling species in shallow and deep water. Five species belonging to two genera (Bugula neritina, Bugulina flabellata, Bugulina simplex, Bugulina stolonifera, Bugulina fulva) were investigated during different sampling periods. This study provides descriptions, illustrations, and information about ecological characteristics and biogeographical distributions of the above mentioned species. Bugulina fulva was reported for the first time from the Eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey (Marmaris).