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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2019, Vol 19, Num, 1     (Pages: 7-19)

New Records of Haptophyte Species from the Northeastern Mediterranean Sea for Algal Flora of Turkey

Merve Şahin 1 ,Elif Eker-Develi 2

1 Mersin University, Institute of Graduate Studies in Science, Department of Biotechnology, 33343, Ciftlikkoy, Mersin, Turkey
2 Mersin University, Faculty of Education, 33169,Yenisehir, Mersin, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v19_01_02 Viewed : 3796 - Downloaded : 3348 Chrysochromulina alifera, Chrysochromulina lanceolata, Chrysochromulina parkeae, Haptolina cf. ericina, Umbellosphaera irregularis, Umbellosphaera tenuis, Umbilicosphaera foliosa, Syracosphaera molischii, Rhabdosphaera clavigera var stylifera and Ophiaster formosus were recorded for the first time along the Turkish coasts. Non-calcified haptophyte species Chrysochromulina alifera, C. lanceolata, C. parkeae and H. cf. ericina were observed in live samples since formaldehyde damages cells. Among them only C. alifera could be observed with SEM. Either SEM pictures or light microscope images of other species were presented. Although previously reported along Turkish coasts Syracosphaera pulchra was a coccolithophore species most frequently observed after Emiliania huxleyi in the study area. Scyphosphaera apsteinii, Calciosolenia brasiliensis and Coronosphaera mediterranea, which were also reported previously along Turkish Seas, were among the rare species encountered in the sampling region. Keywords : Calcified and noncalcified haptophytes, Northeastern Mediterranean Sea, First record