A NEW JELLYFISH SPECIES IN THE TURKISH COASTAL WATERS – AEQUOREA FORSKALEA PÉRON & LESUEUR, 1810 (CNIDARIA: HYDROZOA)

A new jellyfish species in the Turkish coastal waters – Aequorea forskalea Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa)

Mevlüt Gürlek, Deniz Yağlıoğlu, Deniz Ergüden, Cemal Turan

Marine Science and Technology Faculty, Mustafa Kemal University, 31220 Iskenderun, Hatay, TURKEY
Biodiversity Implementation and Research Center (DU–BIYOM), Duzce University, Duzce, TURKEY

Abstract

Aequorea forskalea Péron & Lesueur, 1810 was recorded for the first time from the Turkish coastal waters. A. forskalea was observed from January 2012 until September 2012 in Iskenderun Bay, the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The occurrence of this species in the Turkish coastal waters may be related to its extension from the western Mediterranean waters.

Keywords: Jellyfish, Aequorea forskalea, Turkish coastal waters

pdf-dl icon