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First report of the alien brown alga Botrytella parva (Takamatsu) H.-S. Kim (Chordariaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the eastern Mediterranean Sea

Ergün Taşkın and Poul M. Pedersen
From the journal Botanica Marina


Botrytella parva (Chordariaceae, Phaeophyceae) is reported for the first time from the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The species was collected from the Dardanelles (Sea of Marmara, Turkey) in the sublittoral zone. Data concerning its habitat, morphology and worldwide distribution are presented. The justification for transfer of Polytretus reinboldii to Botrytella is discussed, and we found morphological arguments to resurrect the generic name Polytretus. A key to the species of Botrytella and Polytretus is provided.

Corresponding author: Ergün Taşkın, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Celal Bayar University, Muradiye-Manisa 45140, Turkey

Received: 2012-1-31
Accepted: 2012-6-22
Published Online: 2012-08-18
Published in Print: 2012-10-01

©2012 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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