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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2016, Vol 16, Num, 2     (Pages: 395-399)

Two New Records for the Brackish Water Oligochaeta (Annelida: Naididae: Tubificinae) from the Aegean Coastal Ecosystem (Turkey)

Seray Yildiz 1 ,M. Ruşen Ustaoğlu 1

1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100 Bornova-İzmir-TURKEY DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v16_2_19 Viewed : 2493 - Downloaded : 2099 The benthic assemblages of The Lagoon Karina (Söke, Aydın, TURKEY) have been determined seasonally between May 2011 and April 2012. Totally 9 stations, which consist of 8 stations within the lagoon, and a limnocrene brackish waters spring flowing into the lagoon were sampled. As a result of the samplings, Tubificoides benedii (d’Udekem, 1855) and Clitellio arenarius (Müller, 1776) were reported as new marine Oligochaeta records for the Turkish fauna. Their morphological features were examined under a light microscope and pictures of them were given. Keywords : Oligochaeta, new record, Aegean Sea, Karina Lagoon, Turkey