A NEW RECORD FOR THE TURKISH AEGEAN SEA FAUNA: SCALPELLUM SCALPELLUM LINNAEUS, 1767 (CRUSTACEA: CIRRIPEDIA: THORACICA)

A new record for the Turkish Aegean Sea Fauna: Scalpellum scalpellum Linnaeus, 1767 (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Thoracica)

Bülent Topaloğlu, Onur Gönülal

Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, 34470, Laleli-Istanbul, TURKEY
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), 34820, Beykoz-Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

Three specimens of Scalpellum scalpellum (Linnaeus, 1767) were caught by a commercial bottom trawler (250 – 300 m depths) off the Gökçeada Island coast in the North Aegean Sea of Turkey in March 2008. Although the species had already been reported from the Istanbul Strait and the Marmara Sea; this is the first reported occurrence from the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey.

Keywords: Aegean Sea, crustacea, cirripedia, deep sea, fauna