First record of Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884 (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Mastigiidae) from Turkey

ÇEVİK C., Derici O. B., ÇEVİK F., ÇAVAŞ L.

AQUATIC INVASIONS, vol.6, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3391/ai.2011.6.s1.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Phyllorhiza punctata, Alepes djedaba, Turkey, non-indigenous species, CNIDARIA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The Australian spotted jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata has been reported from several locations in the Mediterranean, but the present report is the first record from Turkish waters. Juveniles of the Erythrean alien shrimp scad, Alepes djedaba, were observed nestling among its tentacles. Possible vectors are mentioned.