THE NEW LOCATION RECORD OF CASSIOPEA ANDROMEDA(FORSSKÅL, 1775) FROM ASIN BAY, GULF OF GÜLLÜK, MUĞLA, AEGEAN COAST OF TURKEY

The new location record of Cassiopea andromeda (Forsskål, 1775) from Asin Bay, Gulf of Güllük, Muğla, Aegean coast of Turkey

Elif Özgür Özbek, Bayram Öztürk

Turkish Marine Research Foundation, (TUDAV), P.O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY
Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu Cad. No. 200, 34470, Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

The present paper reports the northernmost location record of the “upside-down jellyfish”, Cassiopea andromeda (Forsskål 1775), (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae) from the coasts of Turkey. Six individuals were observed and one of them was photographed in shallow coastal waters of Asin Bay (depth of 0.5m) in the Gulf of Güllük, on 13 and 18 October 2014.

Keywords: Cassiopea andromeda, upside-down jellyfish, alien species, Asin Bay, Gulf of Güllük, Aegean Sea

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