Lessepsian migrants expanding their distributional ranges; Pseudonereis anomala (Polychaeta : Nereididae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea)


ÇINAR M. E. , ERGEN Z.

JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, vol.85, no.2, pp.313-321, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0025315405011203h
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-321

Abstract

A total of ten specimens of Pseudonereis anomala (Polychaeta: Nereididae) were collected on the shallow water hard substratum (0.2 m) at four stations located in the inner part of Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean) in January 2004. The absence of this species among the material collected previously at the same stations might suggest that it has recently become established in the area. A re-description of the species together with its ecological, reproductive, feeding and distributional aspects are provided.