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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 2     (Pages: 365-369)

A New Species of Bithynia (Gastropoda: Bithyniidae) from an Eutrophic Lake Uluabat (South Marmara Region), Northwest of Turkey

Deniz Anıl Odabaşı 1 ,Naime Arslan 2

1 Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Marine and Inland Sciences of Marine Science Technology Faculty, Çanakkale, Turkey
2 Osmangazi University, Arts and Science Faculty, Department of Biology, Meşelik, 26480, Eskişehir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_2_20 Viewed : 2044 - Downloaded : 2182 Researches concerning freshwater gastropoda in Turkey have increased significantly in recent years. Among Prosobranchia, Bithyniidae, are in an interesting position due to limited knowledge available about species diversity, distribution and ecology. Although most of species belong to Bithyniidae known from Balkans and Greece, only few species of Bithyniids have been known from Turkey so far, including Bithynia tentaculata, B. leachii, B. pseudemmericia, B. phialensis, B. badiella, B. pesicii, B. yildirimi and Pseudobithynia pentheri, P. yildirimi. In this study conducted on Lake Uluabat, a limnobenthos survey was carried out from 12 different sampling sites across the lake. This study aim to describe a new Bithynia from the eutrophic Lake Uluabat located in South Marmara Region of Turkey and provide data about the ecology of the new species that living in a restricted location in the lake. Keywords : Gastropoda, Bithyniidae, Bithynia sp. nov., Uluabat Lake, Turkey