Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research (Aug 2016)

The Zooplankton Fauna of Kemer Dam Lake (Aydın-Turkey)

  • M. Ruşen Ustaoğlu,
  • Aslı Tuna

DOI
https://doi.org/10.17216/LimnoFish-5000183782
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2, no. 2
pp. 95 – 106

Abstract

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In the present study the zooplankton fauna of Kemer Dam Lake (Aydın) was investigated during December 2004 and November 2005. Total 24 taxa (14 taxa from rotifers, 8 taxa from cladocerans, and 2 taxa from copepods) were identified in Kemer Dam Lake. Ascomorpha ovalis, Asplanchna priodonta, Collotheca pelagica, Hexarthra fennica, Keratella cochlearis, Keratella quadrata, Lecane luna, Lecane lunaris, Notholca squamula, Plationus patulus, Polyarthra dolichoptera, Polyarthra vulgaris, Synchaeta oblonga, Trichocerca similis from the rotifer species; Alona quadrangularis, Bosmina longirostris, Ceriodaphnia quadrangula, Coronatella rectangula, Daphnia cucullata, Diaphanosoma lacustris, Disparalona rostrata, Moina micrura from the Cladocera species; and Acanthodiaptomus denticornis, Cyclops abyssorum from the Copepoda species are new records for Kemer Dam lake. The average total zooplankton abundance ranged between 8706 - 124869 ind/m3 (December and April, respectively).

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