Ostracoda (crustacea) fauna of the Black Sea coasts of Istanbul
Istanbul University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 34459, Vezneciler, Istanbul, TURKEY
The Black Sea having unique properties is located on the north of the Anatolia mainland. Its brackish water characteristics, combined with the currents from the Bosphorus strait and fresh water flow from various rivers leads to a wide ecologic spectrum. In this research a total of 19 stations were sampled in November 2000 and May 2001. 40 species from 19 genera have been identified, among these species 15 of them Leptocythere macella, L. ramosa, L. lagunae, L. rara, Loxoconcha minima, L. littoralis, Hiltermannicythere rubra, Heterocythereis albomaculata, Cytheroma variabilis, Semicytherura amorpha, Semicytherura rarecostata, Xestoleberis margaritea, Paradoxostoma aff. triste, Argilloecia acuminata and A. minor are new records for recent ostracoda fauna of Turkey.
Keywords: Black Sea, ostracoda, crustacea, systematic