Two Rare Deep-Sea Bivalve Species from the Levantine Coast of Turkey: Bathyarca philippiana (Nyst, 1848) and Verticordia granulata Seguenza G., 1860


DOĞAN A. , ÖNEN M. , ÖZTÜRK B. , BİTLİS B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.33, no.2, pp.225-230, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0806-14
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-230

Abstract

During 2 detailed surveys conducted along the Turkish coasts of the Aegean and Levantine seas in 2000 and 2005, respectively, 2 rare deep-water bivalve species, namely Bathyarca philippiana (Nyst, 1848) and Verticordia granulata Seguenza G.. 1860, were recorded. Of these, V. granulata is new for the molluscan fauna of Turkish seas while B. philippiana is first record for the Levantine coast of Turkey. According to the literature at hand. V. granulata is also a new record for the Levantine Basin. In the present work, morphological, ecological, and distributional features of these 2 species are provided.