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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2017, Vol 17, Num, 2     (Pages: 445-447)

First Record of the Genus Phyllodiaptomus Kiefer (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) from Turkey

Aysel Bekleyen 1 ,Bülent Gokot 1 ,Memet Varol 2

1 Dicle University,Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, 21280 Diyarbakır, Turkey
2 Inonu University, Department of Basic Aquatic Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries, Malatya, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v17_2_24 Viewed : 534 - Downloaded : 334 The genus Phyllodiaptomus Kiefer, 1936 is reported from Turkey for the first time. Phyllodiaptomus sp. collected from the Batman Dam Reservoir in Southeastern Turkey was observed only between May and November 2008. The female and male specimens are illustrated in detail. Phyllodiaptomus sp. is closely related to P. blanci (Guerne & Richard) and P. irakiensis Khalaf, from which it differs in several characteristics that are discussed. The present new record extends the known distribution of the genus Phyllodiaptomus to Turkey being a natural bridge between Europe and Asia. Keywords : Diaptomidae, Batman Dam Reservoir, Turkey.