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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2013, Vol 13, Num, 4     (Pages: 713-723)

The Red Algal Genera Laurencia, Osmundea and Palisada (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in Turkey

Ergün Taşkın 1 ,Atakan Sukatar 2

1 Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 45140, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey
2 Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 35100, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v13_4_17 Viewed : 4148 - Downloaded : 4474 In this paper, 12 taxa at specific and infraspecific level of the red algal genera Laurencia (7), Osmundea (2) and Palisada (3) are studied and evaluated from Turkey. Laurencia minuta Vandermeulen, Garbary & Guiry subsp. scammaccae G. Furnari and Cormaci is reported for the first time, and Laurencia uvifera (Forsskål) Børgesen is reported for the second time in Turkey. L. minuta subsp. scammaccae was collected at a depth of 10 m from the Iskenderun Gulf (the Mediterranean coast of Turkey). Keywords : Red algae, Rhodophyta, tribe Laurencieae, Mediterranean Sea, Turkey