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The gastropod fauna and their abundance, and some physicochemical parameters of Lake Gölbaşı (Hatay, Turkey)

Hülya ŞEREFLİŞAN1, M. Zeki YILDIRIM2, Menderes ŞEREFLİŞAN1
1Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 31200, İskenderun- Hatay - TURKEY
2Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Education Faculty, Burdur - TURKEY

Abstract: An investigation was carried out on the native gastropod species in Lake Gölbaşı, Hatay. During the research 3 species belonging to the subclass Pulmonata (Gyraulus piscinarum, Radix labiata, Anisus leucostoma) were detected along with 9 species of the subclass Orthogastropoda (=Prosobranchia) including Theodoxus jordani, Semisalsa contempta, Semisalsa longiscata, Bithynia phialensis, Valvata saulcyi, Valvata piscinalis, Melanoides tuberculatus, Melanopsis praemorsa ferussaci, Melanopsis costata costata. These gastropod species were collected from 4 stations chosen in the lake. Furthermore, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature were measured at the sampling sites.

Key words: Mollusca, Gastropoda, Fauna, Lake Gölbaşı


Turk. J. Zool., 33, (2009), 287-296.
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