A new alien bryozoan Celleporaria brunnea (Hincks, 1884) in the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean)


SCIENTIA MARINA, vol.71, no.1, pp.191-195, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.3989/scimar.2007.71n1191
  • Journal Name: SCIENTIA MARINA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-195
  • Keywords: introduced species, Celleporaria brunnea, Izmir Bay, Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean, Turkey, INDO-PACIFIC BRYOZOA, SPECIES RICHNESS, MARINE, ORGANISMS, INVASIONS, SELECTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The ascophoran Bryozoa Celleporaria brunnea, a new record for the Mediterranean Sea, was found on Mytilus galloprovincialis collected in the inner part of lzmir Bay (Aegean Sea, Turkey) in September 2004. The species was previously reported from the Pacific coast of the United States. Its occurrence in the polluted inner part of Izmir Bay, near Alsancak Harbour, suggests that it has been newly introduced to the area, possibly via ship hulls. The morphological, ecological and zoogeographical characteristics of the species are given and discussed.