ON THE OCCURRENCE OF PARADELLA DIANAE (ISOPODA) IN FETHIYE BAY (LEVANTINE SEA)

On the occurrence of Paradella dianae (Isopoda) in Fethiye Bay (Levantine Sea)

Fevzi Kırkım, Tahir Özcan,Tuncer Katağan                                                                                   

Department of Hydrobiology, Fisheries Faculty, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY
Department of Marine Sciences, Marine Sciences and Technology Faculty, İskenderun Technical University, 31200, Iskenderun, Hatay, TURKEY

Abstract

A single specimen of Paradella dianae (Menzies 1962) (Isopoda, Flabellifera, Sphaeromatidae) was collected at the depths ranging 0-5 m on the rocky bottom of the Cape Dogan in Fethiye Bay on the Levantine Sea coast of Turkey on 9 July 2008. The alien isopod, P. dianae, is reported from Turkish coast for the first time.

Keywords: Paradella dianae, isopod, alien species, Fethiye Bay, Levantine Sea

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