Turkish Journal of Zoology
The first record of Cladocora caespitosa (Linnaeus, 1767) (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) from the Marmara Sea
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.
Scleractinian, Faviidae, Cladocora caespitosa, Marmara Sea, first record
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