New Record for a Dinoflagellate Species (Gonyaulax pacifica Kofoid) from Turkish Coastal Waters (Northeastern Mediterranean Sea)


Abstract: The dinoflagellate species Gonyaulax pacifica Kofoid is reported for the first time from northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey; it has not previously been reported for any Turkish coastal waters. The morphological characteristics of this species are described in detail and information about its ecological and biogeographical distribution is given.

Keywords: Gonyaulax pacifica, dinoflagellate, phytoplankton, northeastern Mediterranean

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