A NEW LOCALITY FOR COMMON BOX CRAB, MATUTA VICTOR(FABRICIUS, 1781), FROM THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA

A new locality for common box crab, Matuta victor (Fabricius, 1781), from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

A. Suat Ateş, Tuncer Katağan, Mehmet Sert, Şükran Y. Özdilek

Faculty of Marine Sciences and Technology, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17100 Çanakkale, TURKEY
Faculty of Fisheries Department of Hydrobiology, Ege University, 35100 Bornova, İzmir, TURKEY
Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17100 Çanakkale, TURKEY

Abstract

A new locality for common box crab, Matuta victor (Forskål 1775) is here reported from the eastern Mediterranan. Single female individual of M. victor was observed burried in sand on İztuzu Beach, Muğla, on 25 May 2017.

Keywords: Matuta victor, Matutidae, alien, the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey