Eunicidae (Polychaeta) species in and around Iskenderun Bay (Levantine Sea, Eastern Mediterranean) with a new alien species for the Mediterranean Sea and a re-description of Lysidice collaris

Sahin G. K. , ÇINAR M. E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.33, ss.331-347, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/zoo-0806-19
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.331-347


This study comprises the Eunicidae (Polychaeta) species froth Iskenderun Bay and surrounding waters (Levantine Sea, Eastern Mediterranean). Benthic material was obtained from 25 stations front 0 to 100 111 depths in September 2005 Ten species and 639 individuals belonging to 5 genera were found Most of the individuals (6596) were determined among rocks and algae Palola valida for the Mediterranean Sea, Eunice antennata and Lysidice margaritacea for the Levantine Sea, and E vittata, Marphysn bellii, and M. sanguinen for the Levantine coast of Turkey are new records Eunice antennata and P. valida were introduced front the Red Sea and appear to have beets well established ill the area, constituting 5796 of eunicids inhabiting crevices of rocks Lysidice collaris is re-described on the basis of type material, and E. antennata, L margaritacea, and P valida ale fully described