Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sicences
2013, Vol 13, Num, 1 (Pages: 139-157)
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Heterostropha Species of the Turkish Coasts: Odostomiinae Pelseneer, 1928 (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Pyramidellidae)
1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Dept. Hydrobiology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
2 Via Papiria 17, I-61032 Fano (PU), Italy
The present paper deals with Odostomiinae species distributed along the Turkish coasts. The examination of a material
sampled from different depths (0-875 m) and biotopes between 1996 and 2011 resulted in identification of 20 Odostomia (O.
acuta, O. angusta, O. barashi, O. carrozzai, O. conoidea, O. conspicua, O. erjaveciana, O. eulimoides, O. megerlei, O. kromi,
O. improbabilis, O. lorioli, O. lukisii, O. plicata, O. scalaris, O. sicula, O. silesui, O. turriculata, O. turrita and O.
unidentata), 2 Liostomia (L. afzelii and L. clavula) 1 Noemiamea (N. dolioliformis) and 5 Ondina (O. anceps, O. crystallina,
O. diaphana, O. vitrea and O. warreni) species. Among the identified species, Odostomia silesui and Ondina anceps are new
records for the eastern Mediterranean, Liostomia afzelii is new for the Levantine and Aegean Seas, Odostomia megerlei is
new for the Levantine Sea, Odostomia angusta, O. barashi and O. lorioli are new for the Aegean Sea molluscan fauna,
Odostomia carrozzai is new for the Turkish mollusc fauna, Odostomia unidentata is new for the Turkish Levantine and
Aegean Seas, Liostomia clavula is new for the Turkish Levantine coast and 6 species (Odostomia conspicua, O. kromi, O.
improbabilis, O. lukisii, O. turrita and Ondina diaphana) are new ones for the Turkish Aegean Sea fauna. Of the identified
species, Odostomia conoidea is the most abundant and widely distributed species along the Turkish coasts, whereas
Odostomia angusta, O. barashi, O. megerlei, Ondina anceps and O. crystallina are species with restricted distribution.
Odostomia silesui is the deepest living Odostomiinae species among the dealed with herein. In the present study, some
ecological and distributional features and taxonomic remarks, with colour photographs of the identified species, are given.
Odostomia, Liostomia, Noemiamea, Ondina, Mollusca, Turkish Seas, Eastern Mediterranean, ecology, taxonomy, distribution