Epizoophyte composition on spotted turtle Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) in Turkey

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Ersanli E. T., Gonulol A.

Bangladesh Journal of Botany, vol.43, no.2, pp.157-161, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3329/bjb.v43i2.21667
  • Journal Name: Bangladesh Journal of Botany
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-161
  • Keywords: Bay, Delta, Epizoic algae, Lagoon
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


A total of 59 species of epizoic algae were recorded from the carapace of Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Testudinata, Emydidae). Division wise distribution of the recorded algae were Cyanophyta 26, Chlorophyta 13, Euglenophyta 5 and Chrysophyta 15. Among the recorded species Phormidium ambiguum, Pseudanabaena limnetica, Chroococcus spp. and Microcystis spp. were observed intensively.