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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2007, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 1-6)

The Oligochaeta (Annelida) Fauna of Yuvarlak Stream (Köyceğiz-Turkey)

Seray Yıldız 1 ,Mustafa Ruşen Ustaoğlu 1 ,Süleyman Balık 1

1 Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Hydrobiology, 35100, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey Viewed : 4036 - Downloaded : 3459 To detect the distribution of Oligochaeta fauna of Yuvarlak Stream in the Köyceğiz-Dalyan protected area in South- Western Turkey, monthly samplings were made from 11 stations from May 2001 to April 2002.

The samples were collected by using 180 μ and 500 μ mesh size hand nets and an Ekman-Birge Grab in 9th and 10th stations.

As a result of the study, totally 50 taxa comprised of 17 species from Tubificidae, 28 species from Naididae, 3 species from Enchytraeidae and 2 species from Lumbriculidae were determined.

Tubifex newaensis, Nais alpina and Nais behningi are new records for the inland water fauna of Turkey. Keywords : Oligochaeta, fauna, Yuvarlak Stream, Turkey