Checklist of Bryozoa on the coasts of Turkey

Koçak F., Aydin Onen S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.38, no.6, pp.880-891, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1405-85
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.880-891
  • Keywords: Bryozoa, checklist, Turkish coasts, MEDITERRANEAN-SEA, ASSEMBLAGES, VARIABILITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The phylum Bryozoa includes a total of 185 species reported from the Turkish coasts of the Levantine Sea, the Aegean Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and the Black Sea. The class Gymnolaemata is represented by 159 species, followed by the class Stenolaemata (26 species). While the Aegean Sea had the highest species richness (139 species), the lowest bryozoan diversity (8 species) was reported from the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Only 2 alien species, Celleporaria brunnea and Rhynchozoon larreyi, were recorded from the Turkish coasts.