Contribution to the knowledge on the bathymetric distribution of anomurans (Decapoda, Anomura) in the Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean)


KOÇAK C. , KATAĞAN T.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.81, no.1, pp.99-108, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156854008783244834
  • Title of Journal : CRUSTACEANA
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-108

Abstract

The bathymetric distributions and patterns of occurrence of anomurans (Decapoda, Anomura) on the continental shelf (0 to 200 m), upper slope (200 to 500 m), and middle slope (500 to 680 m) of the Turkish sector of the Aegean Sea (from Saros Bay in the north to Marmaris Bay in the south) were analysed based on benthic sampling surveys carried out between 1987 and 2006. A total of 1254 specimens belonging to 4 families and 29 species was identified from a total of 88 hauls taken at depths between 0 and 680 m.