OCCURRENCE OF THE ALIEN MARINE RED ALGA GALAXAURA RUGOSA IN TURKEY

Occurrence of the alien marine red alga Galaxaura rugosa in Turkey

Ergün Taşkın, Murat Çakır, Barış Akçalı

Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Manisa Celal Bayar University, 45140, Muradiye, Manisa, TURKEY
Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Haydar Aliyev Bulvarı, 35430, İnciraltı-İzmir, TURKEY

Abstract

In the present paper, the alien marine red alga, Galaxaura rugosa (Galaxauraceae, Rhodophyta) is reported for the first time from Turkey. This specimen was collected from Iskenderun Bay on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Data and illustrations, concerning the geographical distribution, morphology and ecology of the species are presented.

Keywords: Alien algae, Galaxaura rugosa, red algae, Turkey