Authors: ALPER DOĞAN, MESUT ÖNEN, BİLAL ÖZTÜRK, BANU BİTLİS
Abstract: During 2 detailed surveys conducted along the Turkish coasts of the Aegean and Levantine seas in 2000 and 2005, respectively, 2 rare deep-water bivalve species, namely Bathyarca philippiana (Nyst, 1848) and Verticordia granulata Seguenza G., 1860, were recorded. Of these, V. granulata is new for the molluscan fauna of Turkish seas while B. philippiana is first record for the Levantine coast of Turkey. According to the literature at hand, V. granulata is also a new record for the Levantine Basin. In the present work, morphological, ecological, and distributional features of these 2 species are provided.
Keywords: Bathyarca philippiana, Verticordia granulata, Bivalvia, Turkey, eastern Mediterranean
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