Parasitic cestodes of fish in the waters off Gökçeada, North Aegean Sea

Ahmet Akmirza

Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu St., No: 200, 34470, Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY


This study, performed in April, July, September, October 2011 and January, April 2012 near Gökçeada in the northeastern Aegean Sea in Turkey, seven species of cestoda (Bothriocephalus scorpii, Tetrarhynchobothrium tenuicolle, Acanthobothrium coronatum, Phyllobothrium gracilis, Echeneibothrium variabile, Echinobothrium typus, Scolex pleuronectis) were identified in a total of 57 fish samples of 13 fish species (Trachurus mediterraneus, Boops boops, Trachinus araneus, Scomber japonicus, Torpedo marmorata, Dasyatis sp., Phycis phycis, Conger conger, Squalus acanthias, Raja clavata, Raja miraletus, Scyliorhinus canicula, Monochirus hispidus) among a total of 887 fish samples of 50 fish species. T. tenuicolle, E. variabile are new records for the study area and Turkey.

Keywords: Cestoda, fish parasite, Gökçeada

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Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) sightings in the Aegean and Mediterranean part of Turkish waters

Ayaka Amaha Öztürk, Arda M. Tonay, Ayhan Dede

Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu St., No: 200, 34470, Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY
Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), P. O. Box: 10, Beykoz, Istanbul, TURKEY


Between 1994 and 2012, 43 sightings of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) were reported in the Turkish part of the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea. Most of the sightings were located near the Fethiye Canyon which is one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea. The eastern limit of the sperm whale sighting in the Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea is Alanya and the northern limit is Gökçeada in the northern Aegean Sea.

Keywords: Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, distribution, Turkish waters

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Some aspects of the biology and the present state of the population of Protodrilus flavocapitatus (Polychaeta: Protodrilidae) in the coastal zone of Crimea (the Black Sea)

Vera Kopiy

The Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, IBSS, 99011, Sevastopol, UKRAINE


The annual density fluctuations of the polychaete Protodrilus flavocapitatus (Uljanin, 1877) was investigated in the Crimean coastal zone. The maximum density of polychaete was recorded in December (472 ind.m˗2) and the minimum in July (13 ind.m˗2). In addition, an experiment regarding its asexual reproduction strategy was conducted. Females with eggs were recorded from April to June. It was found that this species can regenerate missed body fragments and the regeneration of the distal end began in the second day.

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Benthic marine algae in Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)

Ergün Taşkın, Mehmet Öztürk, Oğuz Kurt, Sevilay Ulcay

Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Celal Bayar University, 45140, Muradiye, Manisa, TURKEY


This paper reports 242 taxa at species and infraspecies level of the benthic marine algae (75 Phaeophyceae, 129 Rhodophyta, and 38 Chlorophyta) from Northern Cyprus. Among them, 107 taxa are recorded for the first time from the coast of Northern Cyprus. Sampling was made at seven different localities (Yeşilırmak, Koruçam, Girne, Dip Karpaz, Kumyalı, Salamis, and Gazi Mağusa) in North Cyprus in 2005˗2008.

Keywords: Algae, Chlorophyta, Cyprus, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyta

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Vol.19 – 2013 – No.2

Benthic marine algae in Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)
Ergün Taşkın, Mehmet Öztürk, Oğuz Kurt, Sevilay Ulcay

Some aspects of the biology and the present state of the population of Protodrilus flavocapitatus (Polychaeta: Protodrilidae) in the coastal zone of Crimea (the Black Sea)
Vera Kopiy

Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) sightings in the Aegean and Mediterranean part of Turkish waters
Ayaka Amaha Öztürk, Arda M. Tonay, Ayhan Dede

Parasitic cestodes of fish in the waters off Gökçeada, North Aegean Sea
Ahmet Akmirza

Phthalate pollution in fish Sarda sarda, Engraulis encrasicolus, Mullus surmuletus, Merlangius merlangus and shrimp Parapenaeus longirostris
Kasım Cemal Güven, Burak Coban

A study on some morphological characteristics of Astacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz 1823) in seven different inland waters in Turkey
Tomris Deniz (Bök), Hamdi Aydın, Celal Ateş

The first observations of oocyte diameters for the pipefish from the southern Black Sea
Şule Gürkan, Burcu Taylan

Age, growth and reproduction of Mullus surmuletus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Saros Bay (Northern Aegean Sea)
Mukadder Arslan, Ali İşmen

Environmental and safe optimization of crude oil washing on crude oil tankers
Murat Hasan Ali Altun, Özcan Arslan

Annotated check list of the non˗native fish species (Pisces) of the Black Sea
Maria Yankova, Danail Pavlov, Petya Ivanova, Evgenia Karpova, Alexander Boltachev, Levent Bat, Muammer Oral, Marina Mgeladze

Some remarks of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Turkish part of the Black Sea
Bayram Öztürk

Assessing the vulnerability to pollution in the aquifer’s Charf El Akab (Tangier, Morocco)
Laila Achagra, Jamal Stitou El Messari, Mohamed Draoui

Marine and coastal birds of the Istanbul Strait
Asaf Ertan

Preliminary report of a stranding case of Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) on Antalya coast, Turkey, April 2013
Erdem Danyer, Elif Özgür Özbek, Işıl Aytemiz, Arda M. Tonay