Crustacean biodiversity of Padina pavonia (L.) facies along the Aegean coasts of Turkey

Kirkim F., Kocataş A., Kataǧan T., Sezgin M., ATEŞ A. S.

Turkish Journal of Zoology, vol.29, no.2, pp.159-166, 2005 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Zoology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-166
  • Keywords: Aegean Sea, Crustacea, Diversity, Padina pavonia, Turkey
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


This research was carried out to determine the crustacean species associated with Padina pavonia facies distributed in the upper-infralittoral zone of the Aegean Sea coasts of Turkey and their bioecological features. The investigations were performed at depths of 2-5 m in 13 different stations chosen in the Aegean Sea in June and July, 1995. As a result of the study, a total of 3279 specimens belonging to 85 species were identified. Of these, Ampithoe ramondi was commonest with a dominance value of 21.47%, followed by Elasmopus pocillimanus with 13.94% and Ericthonius brasiliensis with 4.61%. © Tübi̇tak.