This study focused on the crustacean fauna of Cystoseira facies in the upper infralittoral zone of the Turkish Aegean coast. Investigations were carried out at 9 stations along a depth gradient of 2 to 5 m in June and July 1995. A total of 2179 specimens belonging to 81 species were identified. Among the species encountered, Ampithoe ramondi was the most common, with a dominance value of 11%, followed by Leptochelia savignyi (7%). Caprella rapax is recorded for the first time from the Aegean coast of Turkey; Corophium acutum, Corophium rotundirostre and Hippolyte varians are new records for the entire Turkish coast.
Diversity, Cystoseria, Crustacea, Aegean Sea, Turkey
KOCATAŞ, AHMET; KATAĞAN, TUNCER; SEZGİN, MURAT; KIRKIM, FEVZİ; and KOÇAK, CENGİZ (2004) "Crustacean Diversity Among the Cystoseira Facies of the Aegean Coast of Turkey," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 28: No. 4, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol28/iss4/5