First record of the striate piddock Martesia striata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Pholadidae) in the Mediterranean Sea


ÇEVİK C., OZCAN T., GÜNDOĞDU S.

BIOINVASIONS RECORDS, vol.4, no.4, pp.277-280, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3391/bir.2015.4.4.08
  • Journal Name: BIOINVASIONS RECORDS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-280
  • Keywords: wood boring, alien molluscs, Iskenderun Bay, Levantine Sea

Abstract

This study presents the first record of Martesia striata (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Mediterranean Sea. It was detected during a routine monitoring study in the Iskenderun Bay, Turkey. The potential for M. striata to establish permanent population in the Mediterranean Sea and possible risks that might arise from such a situation were briefly discussed.