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First Record of Janthina globosa Swainson, 1822 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) and Prostheceraeus giesbrechtii Lang, 1884 (Platyhelminthes) in the Gulf of Antalya

Serkan Teker*, Mehmet Gökoğlu, David Julian

DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.292337


During the survey study, a holo-planktonic gastropod species Janthina globosa Swainson, 1822 was captured for the first time during trawl shootings at 20-30 m depths from the Gulf of Antalya on 24th June 2015. On 15th July 2015, during the underwater diving, a colourful flatworm Prostheceraeus giesbrechtii was observed at the hard substratum depths of 5-7 m near the old Harbour (Antalya) (36o 35’ 5,15’’N; 30o 42’ 1,45’’E). The flatworm was taken to laboratory and photographed. Its length was approximately 2-3 cm and 1-1.5 mm thick. This species is the first record for the Gulf of Antalya, the North-eastern Mediterranean part of Turkey.


Prostheceraeus giesbrechtii, Janthina globosa, Gastropoda, pink flatworm, Gulf of Antalya

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