FIRST RECORD OF IDOTEA OSTROUMOVI SOWINSKY,1895 (ISOPODA) IN THE BLACK SEA COAST OF TURKEY

First record of Idotea ostroumovi Sowinsky,1895 (Isopoda) in the Black Sea coast of Turkey

Murat Sezgin, Murat Tepeyurt, Bülent Topaloğlu

Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Sinop University, TURKEY
Department of Marine Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, TURKEY
Turkish Marine Research Foundation, P.O. Box 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

This paper reports an isopod species, Idotea ostroumovi Sowinsky, 1895 for the first time in the Turkish Black Sea coast as a part of a study conducted between March 2013 and March 2014 to determine the macrozoobenthic crustacean communities on the coast of Şile, the Black Sea.

Keywords: Crustacea, new record, biodiversity