Two expeditions were carried out during July 1996 and July 1997 in order to determine the Oligochaeta fauna of 16 high altitude lakes located in the Taurus Mountains in south-west Anatolia (Turkey). No previous faunistic studies exist from the Taurus Mountains regarding physico-chemical features and Oligochaeta fauna. Fifteen species were identified, comprised of the families Tubificidae (11 species), Naididae (3 species), and Lumbriculidae (1 species). Among the samples, Tubificidae were the most dominant (73% of the specimens), followed by Naididae (20%) and Lumbriculidae (7%).
YILDIZ, SERAY; USTAOĞLU, M. RUŞEN; and BALIK, SÜLEYMAN (2007) "Contributions to the Knowledge of the Oligochaeta (Annelida) Fauna of Some Lakes in the Taurus Mountain Range (Turkey)," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 31: No. 3, Article 8. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol31/iss3/8