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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2011, Vol 11, Num, 4     (Pages: 669-672)

First Record of the Order Choanoflagellida in Turkey

Memet Varol 1 ,Aysel Bekleyen 2 ,Bülent Şen 3 ,Bülent Gökot 2

1 Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Province Control Laboratory, 21010, Diyarbakır, Turkey
2 Dicle University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 21280, Diyarbakır, Turkey
3 Fırat University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Basic Aquatic Sciences, 23100, Elazığ, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v11_4_22 Viewed : 3994 - Downloaded : 3052 We report the first record of the order Choanoflagellida in the waters of Turkey. The choanoflagellate Salpingoeca amphoridium James-Clark was found in plankton net samples in November and December 2008, and January 2009 from the Batman Dam Lake, the Batman Stream and Hasankeyf sampling site of the Tigris River. Salpingoeca amphoridium was found attached to planktonic diatom Aulacoseria granulata (Ehrenberg) Simonsen. Keywords : Choanoflagellida, Salpingoeca amphoridium, new records, Turkey