List of phytoplankton of the Sea of Marmara
Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34118 Vezneciler 34118, Istanbul, TURKEY
In this work, a list of the phytoplankton species in the Sea of Marmara is presented in the light of the previously conducted research. It was seen that totally 168 species, eight at the generic level, had been recorded from this region. Diatoms and Dinoflagellates were dominant in terms of species number, with 76 and 73 species, respectively. Diatoms represented the majority of the population (45.2%), followed by dinoflagellates (43.5%).
Keywords: Phytoplankton, species list, Sea of Marmara