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First report of the red alga Gayliella fimbriata in the Mediterranean Sea

Ergün Taşkın, Murat Çakır and Michael J. Wynne
From the journal Botanica Marina


The red alga Gayliella fimbriata (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) is reported for the first time from the Mediterranean Sea. This species was collected growing as an epiphyte on Laurencia obtusa in the sublittoral zone at Antalya (Mediterranean coast of Turkey). Gayliella fimbriata is characterized by its protruding clavate gland cells. Features to distinguish the four Turkish species of Gayliella from one another are provided.

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


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Received: 2015-4-15
Accepted: 2015-6-23
Published Online: 2015-7-11
Published in Print: 2015-8-1

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