Pelagic gastropods of the Finike Seamounts region, the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Pelagic gastropods of the Finike Seamounts region, the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Senem Çağlar, Bilal Öztürk

ORCID IDs: S.Ç. 0000-0001-5882-9020; B.Ö. 0000-0002-5638-2496

Hydrobiology Section, Depertment of Biology, Faculty of Science, Istanbul University, Fatih, İstanbul, 34134, TÜRKİYE
832/1 Sokak 13/3, Bornova, İzmir, 35100, TÜRKİYE


The present study addresses the distribution of pelagic gastropods species in the Finike Seamounts region, which is a Special Environmental Protection Area. The material was sampled from different depths in 12 stations by nets and beam trawl. In total, seven species belonging to six families were identified, namely, Janthina globosa Swainson, 1822; Atlanta peronii Lesueur, 1817; Cavolinia gibbosa (d’Orbigny, 1835); Cavolinia inflexa (Lesueur, 1813); Clio pyramidata Linnaeus, 1767; Styliola subula (Quoy & Gaimard, 1827) and Hyalocylis striata (Rang, 1828). Here we present some ecological and distributional characteristics of the determined species with their photographs.

Keywords: Finike, seamounts, pelagic gastropods, Türkiye

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