First Records of Some Naididae (Oligochaeta) Species for Turkey


Abstract: Samples were collected from 79 stations in the Sakarya River Basin between September 1995 and August 1998. A total of 34 species of aquatic Oligochaeta were determined and 15 of them (Chaetogaster langi Bretscher, 1896, Paranais frici Hrabe, 1941, Nais communis Piguet, 1906, N. bretscheri Michaelsen, 1899, N. barbata Müller 1773, N. simplex Piguet, 1906, N. pseudobtusa Piguet, 1906, Dero (Aulophorus) furcatus (O. F. Müller, 1773), Dero (Aulophorus) borellii Michaelsen, 1900, Spericaria josinae (Vejdovsky, 1883), Pristinella rosea (Piguet, 1906), P. amphibiotica Lastockin, 1927, Pristinella sima (Marcus, 1944), Allonais pectinata (Stephenson, 1910) and A. gwaliorensis (Stephenson, 1920), are new records for the inland water Oligochaeta fauna of Turkey. In addition, the genera Paranais, Spericaria and Allonais are also new for Turkey.

Keywords: Oligochaeta, Naididae, Sakarya River, Turkey

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