ON THE OCCURRENCE OF A NEW AEQUOREA SPECIES ON THE TURKISH AEGEAN COAST

On the occurrence of a new Aequorea species on the Turkish Aegean coast

Ortaç Onmuş, Kerem Bakir, Tuncer Katağan

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Natural History Museum, Research and Application Center, Ege University, 35100, Bornova İzmir, TURKEY
Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of fisheries, Ege University, 35100, Bornova İzmir, TURKEY

Abstract

Two hydromedusa species of AequoreaAequorea forskalea and Aequorea globose, have previously been reported as the first record for the Turkish fauna from Iskenderun Bay on the Levantine Sea coast. The present study introduces Aequorea pensilis which was observed for the first time on the Turkish coast of the Aegean Sea in May 2016.

Keywords: Aequorea pensilis, Aegean Sea, Turkey