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On the occurrence of blue button, Porpita porpita (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Levantine coast of Turkey

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DOI: 10.28978/nesciences.328905


The present report is the first record of this species in Levantine Sea since 1842. This sample stranded at the shore of Gazipaşa (Antalya) in the south of Turkey. It was recorded in 14 July 2016. In this study, the description and distribution of the species has been presented.


Porpita porpita, the Levantine Sea, Gazipaşa, Hydrozoa, Turkey

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