First record of a bathyal leptostracan, Nebalia abyssicola Fage, 1929 (Crustacea: Malacostraca: Phyllocarida), in the Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean


MOREIRA J., Sezgin M., Katagan T., Gonulal O., Topaloglu B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.36, no.3, pp.351-360, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1012-53
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-360
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Data on deep sea leptostracans (Crustacea: Phyllocarida: Leptostraca) are still scarce in many parts of the

world. In the last few years, several species of

 

Nebalia Leach, 1814, have been reported from the eastern Mediterranean;

however, there have been no reports from waters deeper than 100 m. Samples collected recently from Gokceada,

Turkey—at depths of 680-820 m in the Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean—included

 

Nebalia abyssicola Fage, 1929.

Th is is the fi rst record for the study area and one of the few known records of this species. Specimens are described and

fi gured to complement previous descriptions. A key for all known leptostracans from the eastern Mediterranean is also

provided.

Dunyanın bir cok bolgesinde leptostrakanlar uzerine veriler hala yetersizdir. Son yıllarda doğu Akdeniz’de birkac

Nebalia

 

 

Leach, 1814 turu rapor edilmiştir ancak 100 m den daha derin sulardan herhangi bir kayıt bulunmamaktadır.

Doğu Akdenizde, Gokceada’da 680 ve 820 m derinliklerden elde edilen calışa ornekleri

 

Nebalia abyssicola Fage,

1929’nı varlığııgostermişir. Bu tur calışa bolgesi icin yeni kayıtı ve ender kayılarıdan biridir. Bireyler onceki

tanılamalara dayalıolarak tanılanmışve şkillleri cizilmişir. Aynızamanda doğ Akdeniz’de bilinen butun

leptostrakanlar icin bir tayin anahtarıoluşurulmuşur