Marine algae and seagrasses of Hatay (Mediterranean, Turkey)
V. Aysel, H. Erdugan, E. S. Okudan
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Biology Department, Çanakkale, TURKEY
In this research, marine algae and seagrasses were investigated in the upper infralittoral zone of Hatay (Turkish Mediterranean coasts). A total of 377 algae and 5 seagrasses were determined. 30 of them belong to blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae), 201 to red algae [Rhodellophyceae (2), Compsopogonophyceae (2), Bangiophyceae (5), Florideophyceae (192)], 73 to brown algae (Fucophyceae), 73 to green algae [Chlorophyceae (5), Ulvophyceae (19), Trentepohliophyceae (1), Cladophorophyceae (24), Bryopsidophyceae (22), Dasycladophyceae (2)] and 5 to seagrasses (Liliopsida).
Keywords: Blue-green algae, red algae, brown algae, green algae, seagrasses, Hatay, Mediterranean, Turkey