FIRST RECORD OF PHYSOPHORA HYDROSTATICA FORSKÅL, 1775 (CNIDARIA, HYDROZOA) FOR THE TURKISH SEAS

First record of Physophora hydrostatica Forskål, 1775 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) for the Turkish seas

Melek İşinibilir, Kamuran Ulucam, Esin Yüksel

Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY
Cengiz Topel Cad., Serender Evleri, 103/12, Istanbul, TURKEY
Institute of Graduate Studies in Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

A siphonophore species Physophora hydrostatica Forskål, 1775 was observed in July 2006 in Saros Bay, the North-eastern Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. Although this species is found in the Mediterranean, it is the first record from the Turkish coastal areas.

Keywords: Physophora hydrostatica, Siphonophora, jellyfish, Aegean Sea

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