Authors: AHMET KEREM BAKIR, TUNCER KATAĞAN, HALİM VEDAT AKER, TAHİR ÖZCAN, MURAT SEZGİN, ABDULLAH SUAT ATEŞ, CENGİZ KOÇAK, FEVZİ KIRKIM
Abstract: This recent checklist of marine arthropods found on the coasts of Turkey represents a total of 1531 species belonging to 7 classes: Malacostraca (766 species), Maxillopoda (437 species), Ostracoda (263 species), Pycnogonida (27 species), Arachnida (26 species), Branchiopoda (7 species), and Insecta (5 species). Seventy-five species were classified as alien species in the region. This paper also includes the first record of the amphipod Melita valesi from the Levantine coast of Turkey (Kaş, Gulf of Antalya).
Keywords: Arthropoda, Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, Aegean Sea, Levantine Sea, Turkey
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