Vol. 24, Number 2, 2018

Vol24 No02 2018a

Introductory pages

Ecological quality of the Sea of Marmara (Turkey) assessed by the Marine Floristic Ecological Index (MARFEI) 
Ergün Taşkın, Kostas Tsiamis, Sotiris Orfanidis


Length–weight relationships of 13 fish species from the western Black Sea (Zonguldak-Amasra), Turkey 
Dilek Türker, Habib Bal


Stranding records of Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus (Hermann, 1779) on the Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts of Turkey between 2012 and 2018
Erdem Danyer, Işıl Aytemiz Danyer, Arda M. Tonay, Ufuk Erol, Ayhan Dede


The alien alga Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh var. distichophylla (Sonder) Verlaque, Huisman and Procaccini move their northern and western limits
Vicenzo Di Martino, Bessy Stancanelli, Nicola Cantasano


Maximum size of reticulated leatherjacket, Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940 (Tetraodontiformes: Monacanthidae), for the Turkish Seas
Okan Akyol, Tevfik Ceyhan, Aytaç Özgül, Okan Ertosluk


The presence of Pinna nobilis L. in the Gulf of Neum as an argument for reevaluation of its conservation status in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
Mirza Celebicic, Muhamed Katica, Nedzad Gradascevic

 

First record of the spotted sea hare Aplysia dactylomela Rang, 1828 in the south Mediterranean coast (Kuriat Islands, Tunisia)
Mehdi Aissi, Ibrahim Ben Amer, Syrine Moslah, Yassine Ramzi Sghaier

 

First record of Adriatic sole Pegusa impar (Osteichthyes: Soleidae) from the Syrian coast (Eastern Mediterranean Sea)
Malek Ali, Khadija Ounifi-Ben Amor, Samera Khalil, Adib Saad, Christian Capapé

 

First stranding record of Kogia sima (Owen, 1866) in Morocco (Strait of Gibraltar)
Said Benchoucha, Mohamed Naoufal Tamsouri, Fatima El Aamri

 

Filling the gap: a new record of diamondback puffer (Lagocephalus guentheri Miranda Riberio, 1915) from the west-eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey
Murat Çelik, Alan Deidun, Umut Uyan, Ioannis Giovos

 

Fisheries investments and economic contribution to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania by the Turkish fishing industry
Bayram Öztürk