New Record for a Dinoflagellate Species (Citharistes regius Stein) in the Northern Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean)


Abstract: The presence of a dinoflagellate species, Citharistes regius Stein belonging to genus Citharistes Stein, is reported for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This species is also a first report for all Turkish seas and the Levantine Basin. Morphological characteristics of this species are described in detail and information about its ecological distribution is given.

Keywords: Citharistes regius, dinoflagellate, phytoplankton, Levantine Basin, eastern Mediterranean

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