Marine algae and seagrasses of Adana (Mediterranean, Turkey)
V. Aysel, H. Erdugan, E. S. Okudan
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Biology Department, Çanakkale, TURKEY
Marine algae and seagrasses were researched in the upper infralittoral zone of Adana (Turkish Mediterranean coasts) in this study. 381 algae and 5 seagrasses (Liliopsida) were determined (Total 386 taxa). 27 of them belong to blue-green algae (Cyanophyceae), 204 to red algae [Rhodellophyceae (2), Compsopogonophyceae (2), Bangiophyceae (5), Florideophyceae(195)], 78 to brown algae (Fucophyceae), 72 to green algae [Chlorophyceae (7), Ulvophyceae (18), Trentepohliophyceae (1), Cladophorophyceae (22) Bryopsidophyceae (22), Dasycladophyceae (2)]. Ceramium siliquosum (Kützing) Maggs & Hommersend var. zostericola f. zostericola, C. tenuicorne (Kützing) Waern (Rhodophyceae), Bryopsis adriatica (J. Agardh) Meneghini (Bryopsidophyceae) are given as newly record for the Mediterranean shores of Turkey.
Keywords: Blue-green algae, red algae, brown algae, green algae, seagrasses, Adana, Mediterranean, Turkey