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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 4     (Pages: 777-786)

Zooplankton Fauna of Yeşilırmak (between Tokat and Blacksea), Hasan Uğurlu and Suat Uğurlu Dam Lakes

Ahmet Bozkurt 1 ,Şenol Akın 2

1 Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Fisheries, 31200, Iskenderun, Hatay, Turkey
2 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, 60240 Tokat, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_4_06 Viewed : 1211 - Downloaded : 896 A total of 42 taxa consisting of 23 Rotifera, 11 Cladocera, and 8 Copepoda were identified during the study performed in the lower basin of Yeşilırmak River containing two dam lakes (Suat and Hasan Uğurlu Dam Lakes). The most abundant species were Keratella cochlearis, Polyarthra dolichoptera of Rotifera; Bosmina longirostris, Ceriodaphnia pulchella of Cladocera; Eudiaptomus gracilis and Acanthocyclops robustus of Copepoda. Zoopankton abundance (number per m3) was high in Hasan Uğurlu and Suat Uğurlu Dam Lakes in during July, 2009 Keywords : Zooplankton, Inland water, Suat Uğurlu, Hasan Uğurlu, Yeşilırmak River