First record of Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884 (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Mastigiidae) from Turkey

ÇEVİK C. , DERİCİ O. B. , ÇEVİK F. , Cavas L.

AQUATIC INVASIONS, cilt.6, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The Australian spotted jellyfish Phyllorhiza punctata has been reported from several locations in the Mediterranean, but the present report is the first record from Turkish waters. Juveniles of the Erythrean alien shrimp scad, Alepes djedaba, were observed nestling among its tentacles. Possible vectors are mentioned.