The Turkish Journal of Zoology is published electronically 6 times a year by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and accepts English-language manuscripts in various fields of zoology. Contribution is open to researchers of all nationalities. Short communications are also welcome, such as reports of a preliminary nature or those including new records, and the editor reserves the right to decide that a paper be treated as a short communication. Letters to the editor reflect the opinions of other researchers on the articles published in the journal. The editor may also invite review articles concerning recent developments in particular areas of interest.