Diversity and comparison of Ostracoda of South Marmara Sea
S. Nerdin Kubanç
Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34459, Vezneciler-Istanbul, TURKEY
The aim of this study was to determine the ostracoda fauna of the South of Marmara Sea. The results were compared with the similar species from the surrounding seas. The Materials were obtained from 27 areas between 11 March-26 July 2000. 35 species were determined of which 12 were dominant. The findings showed that South of Marmara Sea generally contained cosmopolitan species, that were tolerant to salinity. Also total individual number of species in the South of Marmara Sea appeared to be positively correlated to dissolved oxygen (rs=0,409, p<0,05) rather than other ecological variables and temperature negatively correlated to dissolved oxygen (rs=-0,771, p<0,05).
Keywords: Ostracoda, South Marmara Sea, comparison, diversity