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Updated checklist of sponges (Porifera) along the coasts of Turkey
Topaloglu, B.; Evcen, A. (2014). Updated checklist of sponges (Porifera) along the coasts of Turkey. Turk. J. Zool. 38(6): 12.
In: Turkish Journal of Zoology. TÜBITAK: Ankara. ISSN 1300-0179, more
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    Sponge diversity, new records, species distribution, Black Sea, Aegean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Levantine Sea

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  • Topaloglu, B.
  • Evcen, A.

    This study compiled the data from previous papers emphasizing sponge species on the Turkish coasts. In total, 127 species belonging to 46 families have been reported: 83 species from the Aegean Sea, 63 species from the Sea of Marmara, 51 species from the Levantine Sea, and 2 species from the Black Sea. Among these species, 3 species are new records for the marine fauna of Turkey: Rhizaxinella elongata, Axinyssa digitata, and Terpios gelatinosa. Raspalia viminalis is a new record for the Sea of Marmara. The morphological and distributional features of 3 species are presented. In addition, a checklist of the sponge species reported from the Turkish coasts to date is provided.

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