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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2014, Vol 14, Num, 1     (Pages: 255-260)

Additions to the Knowledge of the Molluscs of the Aegean Sea with Three Species: Crepidula fornicata (Linnaeus, 1758), Anadara polii (Mayer, 1868) and Arcuatula senhousia (Benson in Cantor, 1842)

Alper Doğan 1 ,Bilal Öztürk 1 ,Banu Bitlis Bakır 2 ,Mesut Önen 1

1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
2 Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v14_1_27 Viewed : 1409 - Downloaded : 1263 Within the frame of surveys conducted in Izmir Bay (Aegean Sea) in November 2008, April 2009 and April-May 2012, three mollusc species (Crepidula fornicata, Anadara polii and Arcuatula senhousia) have been recorded. Of the identified species, A. senhousia is new record for the molluscan fauna of the Aegean Sea and the calyptraeid gastropod C. fornicata is new report for the Turkish mollusc fauna. Besides, diagnostic features of A. polii, a rare arcid species, is given based on specimens from Izmir Bay. Keywords : New records, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Turkey, Aegean Sea, alien mollusc