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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2011, Vol 11, Num, 1     (Pages: 161-163)

Microcosmus polymorphus Heller, 1877 (Tunicata: Ascidiacea: Pyuridae)- a new Addition to the Fauna of the Turkish Coasts

Herdem Aslan Cihangir 1 ,Andres Izquierdo Muñoz 2 ,Maria A. Pancucci Papadopoulou 3 ,A. Alfonso Ramos Esplá 2 ,Elif Can Yılmaz 4

1 Onsekiz Mart University, Gökceada School of Applied Sciences, Department of Fisheries Technology, Gökceada, Turkey
2 Ayuntamiento de Santa Pola-Universidad de Alicante, Centro de Investigación Marina de Santa Pola (CIMAR), 03130 Santa Pola, Alicante, Spain
3 Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Institute of Oceanography, 19013, Anavissos, Attica, Greece
4 Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Haydar Aliyev Bul., No:32, İnciralti, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2011.0121 Viewed : 2903 - Downloaded : 2314 Microcosmus polymorphus, an Atlanto-Mediterranean ascidian, is here recorded for the first time from the Turkish Seas. One specimen was obtained from Izmir Bay by trawling at the depth of 50 m in July 2007. Keywords : Microcosmus polymorphus, Aegean Sea, Izmir Bay, new record