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