First record of Clathrocorys teuscheri Haeckel [Protozoa: Radiolaria: Polycystina] in the Aegean Sea
Benin Toklu-Alıçlı, Neslihan Balkıs
Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34134-Vezneciler, Istanbul, TURKEY
Clathrocorys teuscheri is one of the Polycystine radiolarins. It is reported for the first time in the north-eastern Aegean Sea by this study. As this species was previously reported from the sapropel as microfossils in the eastern Mediterranean, it is also first record for Mediterranean recent plankton. The specimen was collected in November 2000 from subsurface (0.5 m) coastal waters with a depth of 30 m, near Bozcaada Island in the Aegean Sea. Primary hydrographic conditions such as salinity (36.0 psu), temperature (16.7 ºC) and dissolved oxygen (9.49 mg l-1) were recorded at the sampling station.
Keywords: Clathrocorys teuscheri, Radiolaria, Aegean Sea