Authors: ALP SALMAN, TUNCER KATAGAN, ALİ CEMAL GÜCÜ
Abstract: The spatial distributions of Eledone cirrhosa (Lamarck, 1798) and Eledone moschata (Lamarck, 1798) were examined based on four seasonal trawl surverys carried out between 1991-1992 covering 20-500 meters of the Turkish and international waters in the Aegean Sea. It was found that E. cirrhosa inhabits all depth ranges examined in the northern part, but it was seldom observed in the south. E. moschata, on the other hand, has a basin-wide distribution and solely inhabits the upper 200-meter depth range.
Keywords: Octopoda, Aegean Sea, fishing, distribution, Eledone spp.
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