OCCURRENCE OF MNEMIOPSIS ALONG THE TURKISH COAST


KIDEYS A. , NIERMANN U.

ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, vol.51, no.4, pp.423-427, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/jmsc.1994.1043
  • Title of Journal : ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-427
  • Keywords: CTENOPHORE, MNEMIOPSIS, DISTRIBUTION, NARRAGANSETT BAY, CTENOPHORE, LEIDYI, SEA

Abstract

The presence of Mnemiopsis along the Turkish coast, from the north-eastern Mediterranean to Istanbul, was investigated with horizontal net tows during a survey between 28 July and 1 August 1993. From the north-eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, only one station situated off Kusadasi in the southern Aegean contained Mnemiopsis, the first record of this ctenophore in the Aegean Sea. However, Mnemiopsis was present in all of the eight stations sampled between the Dardanelles and the Sea of Marmara, with a range of abundance from 0.2-33.9 individuals 100 m(-3).