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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part E

Assessments on diversity, spatiotemporal distribution and ecology of the living ostracod species (Crustacea) in oligo-hypersaline coastal wetland of Bargilya (Milas, MuÄŸla, Turkey)


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

Abstract: This study aims to understand the ecology of the Ostracoda species obtained from the Bargilya wetland (Milas, MuÄŸla, Turkey). This environmental impact study investigates the distribution and occurrence of ostracods in the wetland in 2008. Consequently, thirteen taxa belonging to 7 genera were recorded from eight sampling sites. UPGMA clustering analysis separated seven ostracod species into three groups based on their ecology and spatiotemporal requirements: brackish-marine species Cyprideis torosa, and Loxoconcha elliptica are in the first group; marine-brackish ten species in the second group are in the second group; continental brackish species, Heterocypris salina, is in the third group. Statistical analysis results show that statistically significant relationships were observed between biotic parameters (species abundance, richness and diversity) and environmental variables. Results also suggest that existence of salinity level different zones in the Bargilya wetland is one of the important factor influencing of ostracod species diversity and distribution.

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How to cite this article:
Selçuk Altınsaçlı, Ferda Perçin-Paçal, Songül Altınsaçlı. Assessments on diversity, spatiotemporal distribution and ecology of the living ostracod species (Crustacea) in oligo-hypersaline coastal wetland of Bargilya (Milas, Muğla, Turkey). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2015;3(2):357-373.
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