The Scleractinian Cladocora caespitosa is reported for the first time from the Marmara Sea, Turkey. Five colonies of the elliptical Cladocora caespitosa were discovered at 7 m by scuba divers around Posidonia oceanica beds colonising a substrate of sand and rock. The colonies' characteristics were recorded with underwater apparatus with a close-up device and with a video system. The present paper provides the new updated area of the species on the Turkish coast.
ÖZALP, HASAN BARIŞ and ALPARSLAN, MUSTAFA
"The first record of Cladocora caespitosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) from the Marmara Sea,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 35:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol35/iss5/8