Turridae Swainson, 1840 Species (Gastropoda-Mollusca) of İzmir Bay (Aegean Sea)


Abstract: This study aims to determine the species belonging to the family Turridae in İzmir Bay, based on specimens collected from 11 stations between 1995 and 1998. As a result of examinations, 15 species are determined in the region. Among these, Mangelia paciniana (Calcara, 1839), Raphitoma echinata (Brocchi, 1814) and Philbertia horrida Monterosato, 1884 are Mediterranean endemic species, and are new records for the Turkish coasts. Other species listed in this study are distributed both in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Keywords: Turridae, Neogastropoda, İzmir Bay, Aegean Sea, Turkey

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