TITLE

Spatial and temporal variation of echinoderm assemblages from soft bottoms of the Çanakkale Strait (Turkish Strait System) with a taxonomic key of the genus Amphiura (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea)

AUTHOR(S)
Aslan Cíhangír, Herdem; Pancucci Papadopoulou, Maria Antonietta
PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Zoology;Mar2012, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p147
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study deals with the structure of echinoderm assemblages and their relationships with the biotic and abiotic conditions in the Çanakkale Strait in 2006 and 2007. A total of 25 echinoderm species were found, 4 species of which [Amphiura securigera (Düben & Koren, 1846); Amphiura lacazei Guille, 1976; Amphiura cherbonnieri Guille, 1972; and Thyone fusus (O.F. Müller, 1776)] were new records for Turkish fauna; 1 species [Ophiopsila annulosa (M. Sars, 1859)] was new for the Turkish Strait System; and 22 species were first reports for the Çanakkale Strait. Echinocyamus pusillus (O.F. Müller, 1776), Amphipholis squamata (Delle Chiaje, 1829), and Ophiothrix fragilis (Abildgaard, 1789) were the most important species, representing 71% of the total abundance. Ophiuroids were found to be the dominant group, but asteroids also played a significant role in the echinoderm community structure. No seasonal differences were found, while finer sediments and the percentage of organic carbon (TOC) seemed to encourage echinoderm behavior. Hydrodynamism seems to be the factor regulating benthic assemblages' structure and distribution in the Çanakkale Strait. An identification key to the Mediterranean species of the genus Amphiura is provided.
ACCESSION #
74740219

 

Related Articles

  • PORAMBONITES HAVLICEKI SP. NOV., A NEW BRACHIOPOD FROM THE ŠÁRKA FORMATION (DARRIWILIAN) FROM BOHEMIA AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO EARLY HISTORY OF THE PORAMBONITIDAE. MERGL, MICHAL // Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, Series B - Historia Naturalis;2013, Vol. 69 Issue 1/2, p87 

    Unique find of a porambonitid brachiopod in the Šárka Formation (Darriwilian) in the Prague Basin, the Czech Republic, is described. Porambonites havliceki sp. nov. is characterized by thin shell with finely pitted radial multicostellate ornament, long parallel brachiophore plates and long...

  • Nuevos registros de ofiuroideos (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) para localidades de Zihuatanejo (Guerrero) y Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca), Pacífico mexicano. Granja-Fernández, M. Rebeca; López-Pérez, R. Andrés // Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad;Dec2011, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p1320 

    New records of ophiuroids from localities at Zihuatanejo, Guerrero and Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca in the Mexican Pacific are presented. Based on specimens collected on diverse substrata, 12 species were identified; Ophiocoma alexandri Lyman, 1860 and Ophiothela mirabilis (Verrill, 1867) being the...

  • Expression of amino acid transporter genes in developmental stages and adult tissues of Antarctic echinoderms. Applebaum, Scott; Ginsburg, David; Capron, Charles; Manahan, Donal // Polar Biology;Sep2013, Vol. 36 Issue 9, p1257 

    Epithelial cells in the body wall of adult and developmental stages of marine invertebrates absorb dissolved organic material directly from seawater. Despite over a century of study, little is known about the molecular biological mechanisms responsible for this transport process. Previous...

  • Plated Cambrian Bilaterians Reveal the Earliest Stages of Echinoderm Evolution. Zamora, Samuel; Rahman, Imran A.; Smith, Andrew B. // PLoS ONE;Jun2012, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p1 

    Echinoderms are unique in being pentaradiate, having diverged from the ancestral bilaterian body plan more radically than any other animal phylum. This transformation arises during ontogeny, as echinoderm larvae are initially bilateral, then pass through an asymmetric phase, before giving rise...

  • Diversity of shallow-water asteroids (Echinodermata) in the Azorean Archipelago. Micael, J.; Alves, M.J.; Jones, M.B.; Costa, A.C. // Marine Biodiversity Records;Oct2012, Vol. 5, p1 

    A comprehensive review of the literature on shallow-water asteroids (Echinodermata) recorded in Azores was carried out to establish a definitive list for the Archipelago. A total of 49 echinoderm species was compiled, comprising members of all extant classes; Crinoidea (1), Asteroidea (12),...

  • Chapter 3: CTENOPHORA: the Comb Jellies.  // Fieldbook of Pacific Northwest Sea Creatures;1979, p58 

    The article describes the marine animals that belong to the phylum Ctenophora. Comb jellies belong to the phylum Ctenophora because of their advanced digestive systems and specialized organs. They are named comb jellies for the eight rows of unusually arranged cilia that are grouped like...

  • Chapter 8: BRACHIOPODA: the Lamp Shells.  // Fieldbook of Pacific Northwest Sea Creatures;1979, p74 

    The article presents information on the phylum Brachiopoda. Brachiopods look like living fossils. They resemble clams, but, unlike clams that are buried in the sand, brachiopods hang from the surfaces of rocks and underwater cliffs by tough, muscular stems, and look like small, brown crabapples....

  • Upper Ordovician brachiopods from the Montagne Noire (France): endemic Gondwanan predecessors of Prehirnantian low-latitude immigrants. COLMENAR, JORGE; VILLAS, ENRIQUE; VIZCAÏNO, DANIEL // Bulletin of Geosciences;2013, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p153 

    The stratigraphy, brachiopod systematics and palaeoecology of the Upper Ordovician succession from the Cabrières Klippes, at the eastern ending of the southern slope of the Montagne Noire (southern France) are studied. Two new formations have been formally introduced: the Glauzy Formation...

  • Chapter 9: ECHINODERMATA: the Spiny-skinned Animals.  // Fieldbook of Pacific Northwest Sea Creatures;1979, p75 

    This chapter describes the marine animals that belong to the phylum Echinodermata. Sea stars, sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers are members of Echinodermata. The Pacific Northwest has the greatest variety of echinoderms in the world. The sunflower star, Pycnopodia, with its twenty or...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics