Contributions to the knowledge of Oligochaeta (Annelida) fauna of some lakes in the west Black Sea region (Turkey)
Seray Yıldız, Mustafa Ruşen Ustaoğlu, Süleyman Balık, Hasan Musa Sarı
Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY
This paper, the Oligochaeta fauna of some lakes located at the West Black Sea Region of Turkey, was reported using results obtained. Having no previous faunistic studies, some physico-chernical features and Oligochaeta fauna of the lakes were determined for the first time in this research. Consequently, 30 species were determined, 13 species from Tubificidae family and 17 species from Naididae family. The average density of total Oligochaetes in the benthos of the lakes was 417 individuals m-2. The dominant species Tubifex tubifex accounted for 170 individuals m-2 and represented 40.7 % of total Oligochaeta community in the lakes studied. With regard to the rational distribution of species by station, Station 9 (Lake Yeniçağa) was the richest with 19.75% and Station 7 (Lake Abant) was the poorest with 3.23%. There are no data on the Oligochaeta fauna of this region so far. The determined taxa from is region.
Keywords: Oligochaeta, fauna, lakes, West Black Sea Region, Turkey