SUPPLEMENTARY DATA ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF INACHUS PARVIROSTRIS (RISSO, 1816) (DECAPODA, BRACHYURA, INACHIDAE) FROM TURKEY


Kocak C.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.83, no.9, pp.1135-1139, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/001121610x520975
  • Title of Journal : CRUSTACEANA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1135-1139

Abstract

The Mediterranean endemic crab, Inachus parvirostris (Risso, 1816), is herein reported for the second time from Turkey. Until now, there existed only one record of the species from Turkey, i.e., Ates et al. (2008). Those authors recorded this species based only on an empty carapace from the continental coast of the southern Turkish Aegean Sea. The present study reports a nearly complete specimen of this rare crab species (the dactyli of both second pereiopods and the rigth fifth pereiopod are missing) from al,: Turkish seas for the first time. This is also the first record of the species from deep waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea (at depth 350 m depth). The record further extends the known distribution of this species to the central Aegean Sea, in Turkish waters.