OBSERVATIONS ON ZOOPLANKTON IN SOME LAGOONS IN TURKEY

Observations on zooplankton in some lagoons in Turkey

M. Ruşen Ustaoğlu, Didem Özdemir Mis, Cem Aygen

Section of Limnology, Department of Hydrobiology, Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, 35100, Bornova-Izmir, TURKEY

Abstract

In this study, zooplankton samples collected from some lagoons in 1995 and 1996 with the scope of management and development strategies and improvement project of lagoons in Turkey coasts were used. In total, samples of 35 lagoons were studied, including 5 of Black Sea lagoons, 8 of Sea of Marmara lagoons, 15 of Aegean Sea lagoons, and 7 of Mediterranean Sea lagoons. As a result, 125 taxa were found, including 64 Rotifera, 24 Cladocera, and 32 Copepoda and 5 Ostracoda.

Keywords: Rotifera, Cladocera, Copepoda, Ostracoda, lagoons, Turkey