A Taxonomical Study on the Rotifera Fauna of Devegeçidi Dam Lake (Diyarbakır-TURKEY)


Abstract: In this study, Rotifera fauna of Devegeçidi dam lake was taxonomically investigated between April 1995 and December 1996. Thirty-four species belonging to the phylum Rotifera were identified, all of which were new for this lake. Three species (Brachionus caudatus, Lecane (M.) scutata and Testudinella truncata) were new records for Turkish inland waters.

Keywords: Rotifera, Zooplankton, Taxonomy, Freshwater

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