Occurrence of the lessepsian species Leonnates persicus (Polychaeta: Nereididae) in Izmir Bay, Aegean Sea

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:M. Ertan Çinar, Ergen, Z., Dagli, E.
Journal:Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Keywords:lessepsian migrant Leonnates persicus Wesenberg-Lund 1949 (Polychaeta) Redescription P. 812 ...Polychaeta Annelida Annelids Invertebrates, Systematics Nomenclature Description Marine zones Atlantic Ocean North Atlantic Leonnates persicus (Polychaeta) Mediterranean Sea Turkey Aegean Sea Izmir Bay New record

The recent establishment of the lessepsian species Leonnates persicus (Annelida: Polychaeta: Nereididae) in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea) was investigated. A total of four specimens were collected at three stations in December 2001, with two specimens having eggs within their coelomic cavities and parapodia. A redescription of the species together with its ecological and distributional aspects are provided.

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