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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 2     (Pages: 361-363)

The First Record of Chaetogaster limnaei limnaei Baer 1827 (Annelida: Clitellata) on Pseudobithynia yildirimi (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia) from Northwest of Turkey

Serpil Odabaşı 1 ,Deniz Anıl Odabaşı 1 ,Naime Arslan 2

1 Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Marine Science and Technology Faculty, Çanakkale,Turkey
2 Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Science and Art Faculty, Biology Department, Eskişehir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_2_19 Viewed : 3446 - Downloaded : 2950 In this study, the presence of the Chaetogaster limnaei limnaei Baer, 1827, regarded as ectocommensal on the freshwater Mollusca, was observed on the pallial cavity of Pseudobithynia yildirimi Odabaşı et al., 2013. This is the first time the presence of C. limnaei limnaei on the Pseudobithynia genus has been reported. Despite the nonhazardous character of the epizoic worm, its ultra-structural and population level of damage on the narrow-range endemic host should be well measured. Keywords : Chaetogaster limnaei limnaei, Pseudobithynia yildirimi, ectocommensal