A NEW RECORD FOR THE MARINE ALGAL FLORA OF TURKEY: TITANODERMA TROCHANTER (BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT) BENHISSOUNE, BOUDOURESQUE, PERRET-BOUDOURESQUE AND VERLAQUE, 2002 (RHODOPHYTA, CORALLINALES, CORALLINACEAE)


Okudan-Aslan E. S. , Demir V., Karhan S. U. , Kalkan E., Yokes M. B.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.23, pp.630-634, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.630-634
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The coralline alga, Titanoderma trochanter, was recorded for the first time in Turkey. In 2009, thalli were observed in the wave-exposed lower eulittoral rock settings at depths of 0.1-0.5 m on the coasts of Fethiye Bay (south-eastern Aegean Sea) and Kas (Antalya, Levantine Sea). It often covered approximately 30-40% of rocky substrata where it was found in Fethiye Bay. The vegetative structure as well as habitat and the distribution of this species are described.