A new record of the genus Trygaeus Dohrn, 1881 and species Trygaeus communis Dohrn, 1881 (Arthropoda, Pycnogonida) from Turkey (Eastern Mediteranean)

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Koçak C.

ACTA ADRIATICA, vol.60, no.1, pp.47-51, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.32582/aa.60.1.4
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ADRIATICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-51


Sampling studies in the Turkish Aegean Sea revealed the occurrence of the sea spider species, Trygaeus communis Dohrn, 1881. The genus Trygaeus and species Trygacus communis Dohrn, 1881 are recorded for the first time from Turkey. The genus and species are also recorded for the second time from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Distribution map of the species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea is provided, together with photographs and line drawing of the species. This record further extends the known distribution of the species to Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.