New distributional record of Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) from the island of Gökçeada, northern Aegean Sea, Turkey


Abstract: A total of 420 specimens of Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758) were found on two dead loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) washed ashore on the island of Gökçeada (northern Aegean Sea). The species is reported for the first time from the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea and is the second record since 1982 for the Turkish Seas.

Keywords: Chelonibia testudinaria, Gökçeada, new distributional record, northern Aegean Sea

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