OCCURRENCE OF THE SQUAT LOBSTER MUNİDA CURVİMANA A. MİLNE EDWARDS & BOUVİER, 1894 AND COLOMBUS CRAB PLANES MİNUTUS (LİNNAEUS, 1758) İN TURKEY

Occurrence of the squat lobster Munida curvimana A. Milne Edwards & Bouvier, 1894 and Colombus crab Planes minutus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Turkey

Erhan Irmak, Fikret Öndes

Faculty of Fisheries, Izmir Katip Çelebi University, Izmir, Çiğli, 35620, TURKEY

Abstract

The present study reports the first record of Munida curvimana and second record of Planes minutus in Turkish waters. A male specimen of M. curvimana was collected by a commercial set net in Antalya Bay, Turkey in 2007. A male specimen of P. minutus was found on the loggerhead sea turtle that was captured by driftnet as a bycatch in Fethiye Bay in 2005. The morphometric characteristics and the updated distribution of squat lobster and Columbus crab in the Mediterranean Sea are presented.

Keywords: Decapoda, Munida curvimana, Planes minutus, Caretta caretta, symbiosis, Eastern Mediterranean

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