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%.
Diversity, Padina pavonia, Crustacea, Aegean Sea, Turkey
KIRKIM, FEVZİ; KOCATAŞ, AHMET; KATAĞAN, TUNCER; SEZGİN, MURAT; and ATEŞ, A. SUAT (2005) "Crustacean Biodiversity of Padina pavonia (L.) Facies Along the Aegean Coasts of Turkey," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 29: No. 2, Article 9. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol29/iss2/9