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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part E

Diversity, species composition and habitat preferences of Ostracoda (Crustacea) in seven karstic springs of varying salinity in Milas (Muğla, Turkey)


Author(s): Selçuk Altınsaçlı, Songül Altınsaçlı, Ferda Perçin Paçal

Abstract: The paper reports a study of Ostracoda diversity in seven cold-water limestone springs in Turkey. The species composition of the Ostracoda assemblages was investigated, and the frequency of taxa was recorded. Many karstic brackish water spring have formed in the coastal carbonate formations of the Turkey. Brackish water springs have due to a distinctive aquatic faunal diversity and complex hydrologic characteristics between marine ecosystems and freshwater ecosystems. The most common species were euryhaline Cyprideis torosa and Loxoconcha elliptica, represented at six sampling sites (85.7%) and five sampling sites (71.4%), respectively. In total, the most dominant species were C. torosa (44.61%) and L. elliptica (14.37%). Data are presented based on quantitative sampling from seven springs. The obtained results once again suggested that salinity is directly or indirectly main factor determining of composition of ostracod communities in this system.

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How to cite this article:
Selçuk Altınsaçlı, Songül Altınsaçlı, Ferda Perçin Paçal. Diversity, species composition and habitat preferences of Ostracoda (Crustacea) in seven karstic springs of varying salinity in Milas (Muğla, Turkey). International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(2): 374-390.
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