MARINE ALGAE AND SEAGRASSES OF SAMSUN (BLACK SEA, TURKEY)

Marine algae and seagrasses of Samsun (Black Sea, Turkey)

Veysel Aysel, Berrin Dural, Ayhan Şenkardeşler, Hüseyin Erduğan, Fulya Aysel

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, Çanakkale, TURKEY
Aegean University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, İzmir, TURKEY

Abstract

In this investigation, the presence and the distribution of the blue-green algae; Cyanophyeae, 20 taxa, red algae; Rhodophyceae, 106 taxa, one of them is new record for the Blacksea shore of Turkey, Gelidium pusillum (Stackhouse) Le Jolis var. pusillum brown algae; Fucophyceae, 27 taxa, green algae; Chlorophyceae, 21 taxa, and seagrasses, 2 taxa were identified in the upper infralittoral zone of Samsun (Black Sea) shore of Turkey. A total 176 taxon was determined.

Keywords: Turkey, Samsun, blue-green, red, brown, green algae and seagrasses

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