Authors: FEVZİ KIRKIM, AHMET KOCATAŞ, TUNCER KATAĞAN, MURAT SEZGİN, A. SUAT ATEŞ
Abstract: This research was carried out to determine the crustacean species associated with Padina pavonia facies distributed in the upper-infralittoral zone of the Aegean Sea coasts of Turkey and their bioecological features. The investigations were performed at depths of 2-5 m in 13 different stations chosen in the Aegean Sea in June and July, 1995. As a result of the study, a total of 3279 specimens belonging to 85 species were identified. Of these, Ampithoe ramondi was commonest with a dominance value of 21.47%, followed by Elasmopus pocillimanus with 13.94% and Ericthonius brasiliensis with 4.61%.
Keywords: Diversity, Padina pavonia, Crustacea, Aegean Sea, Turkey
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