On the occurrence of Ascorhynchus castelli (Dohrn, 1881) (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida) in the Aegean Sea


Kocak C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.36, no.6, pp.831-834, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1202-6
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.831-834

Abstract

Sampling studies in the Turkish Aegean Sea revealed the occurrence of a sea spider species, Ascorhyrichus castelli (Dohrn, 1881). The presence of this species is reported for the first time from the Aegean Sea and the second time from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This record further extends the known distribution of the species from the Turkish Mediterranean Sea to the Aegean Sea in the eastern Mediterranean. This is also the first record of the species from shallow waters in the eastern Mediterranean Sea (10 m).