Hydrobiology

Effects of copper and cadmium on physiology and antifouling defense of the marine macroalga Ulva reticulata

Heavy metals are major stressors for benthic macroalgal communities in marine ecosystems. In this study, the effects of copper and cadmium on some physiological parameters along with antifouling defense of the marine macroalga Ulva reticulata […]

Hydrobiology

The foraminiferal record in the Holocene evolution of the Mecklenburg Bay (south-western Baltic Sea)

Foraminiferal assemblages were analyzed in a 620-cm long core retrieved from the central part of the Mecklenburg Bay (MB, south-western Baltic Sea) to aid in the reconstruction of environmental changes occurring in the area during […]

Hydrobiology

Stock mapping, size structure and biological parameters of the clam Polititapes aureus in the shellfish production area of the southern Tunisian waters (Central Mediterranean)

The clam Polititapes aureus is one of the most abundant shellfish species in the southern Tunisian waters. Its current exploitation status and management are becoming a major concern for fishing industry in Tunisia. The significant […]

Hydrobiology

Spatio-temporal variation of microphytoplankton communities in Obhur Creek, the central Red Sea

The abundance and distribution of microphyto-plankton and related physicochemical factors were assessed monthly in Obhur Creek, the central Red Sea. Sampling was carried out near the entrance, the middle and end parts of the creek. […]

Hydrobiology

Reproductive biology of the rayed pearl oyster (Pinctada imbricata radiata, Leach 1814) in Izmir Bay

The present study was carried out to determine gonadal stages and quality of pearl oyster meat (Pinctada imbricata radiata, Leach, 1814) in Izmir Bay (Turkey). Pearl oyster samples were collected from the study area at […]

Hydrobiology

Soft-bottom crustacean fauna from the Turkish coast of the Black and Marmara seas with new records

It is becoming increasingly important to monitor zoobenthic biodiversity in seas that are under industrial and anthropogenic pollution pressure, such as the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. This study covers crustacean species in the […]

Hydrobiology

Phylogenetic characteristics of selected European huchen (Hucho hucho L.) broodstocks – implication for broodstock management

European huchen (Hucho hucho) is a representative of large and rare migratory salmonid fish, which has become endangered due to extensive anthropogenic changes in freshwater ecosystems. Numerous broodstocks of the European huchen have therefore been […]

Hydrobiology

Reproductive biology of Penaeus kerathurus (Forskål, 1775) (Decapoda: Penaeidae) in the Sea of Marmara, Turkey

One of the economically important species is Penaeus kerathurus (Forskål, 1755), which is widespread in the Mediterranean ecosystem. This paper presents results of research on reproductive biology of Penaeus kerathurus in the Sea of Marmara. […]

Hydrobiology

Monitoring of the trophic ecology of pipefish species (Syngnathus abaster, Syngnathus acus) in an alluvial lake habitat (Lake Bafa, Turkey)

The present study investigated the trophic ecology of two species living in an alluvial lake ecosystem in terms of season, length groups, sex, and mouth morphology. The fish were caught in a coastal lake area […]