On the occurrence of Rhomboidella prideaux (Leach, 1815) (Mollusca : Bivalvia : Mytilidae) in the eastern Mediterranean

Ozturk B. , POUTIERS J., Onen M. , Dogan A.

VELIGER, vol.48, no.3, pp.215-219, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : VELIGER
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-219


In a study performed in 2000 on the benthic fauna inhabiting the Turkish coasts of the Aegean Sea, a small less known Mytilidae species, Rhomboidella prideaux (Leach, 1815), which has not been reported from the eastern Mediterranean so far, was found. In the present study, the taxonomic, ecological and distributional aspects of this species, based on the material collected from the Aegean Sea and the eastern coast of Sicily, are provided.