The Benthic macroinvertebrate fauna of Sarıkum Lake and spring waters (Sinop)
Mehmet Akbulut, Mehmet Öztürk, Meral Öztürk
University of Ondokuz Mayis, Sinop Fisheries Faculty, Department of Basic Science, Sinop, TURKEY
University of Celal Bayar, Faculty of Science-Arts, Department of Biology, Manisa, TURKEY
In this study, the community composition of benthic macroinvertebrate fauna from Sarikum Lake and spring waters were investigated monthly between June 1995 and May 1996. Physico-chemical parameters of the sampling stations were measured. The fauna were represented with 26 species belonging to 6 systematic groups (Gastropoda, Bivalvia, Insecta (larvae), Crustacea, Polychaete and Turbellaria classis). Insecta was found as predominant in respect to species diversity. The species belonging to Mollusca and Crustacea classis were in minority. In general, most of the species in SarIkum Lake were eurythopic organisms of eutrophic lakes.
Keywords: Sariıkum Lake (Sinop), spring water, benthic macroinvertebrate fauna