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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2019, Vol 19, Num, 6     (Pages: 503-512)

Seasonal Dynamics of the Zooplankton Community in the Temperate Eutrophic Çaygören Reservoir (Balıkesir), Turkey Related to Certain Physicochemical Parameters of Water

Kemal Çelik 1 ,Ahmet Bozkurt 2 ,Tuğba Ongun Sevindik 3

1 Balıkesir University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, 10145, Balıkesir, Turkey
2 Iskenderun Technical University, Faculty of Maritime and Technology, Department of Fisheries, 31200, İskenderun, Hatay, Turkey
3 Sakarya University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, 54187, Adapazarı, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v19_6_06 Viewed : 555 - Downloaded : 557 Seasonal dynamics in the zooplankton community and its relationships with certain physicochemical parameters (water temperature, Secchi disk transparency, conductivity, nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N), phosphate (PO4), pH, oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) and chlorophyll-a) were studied in the eutrophic Çaygören Reservoir, Turkey from February 2007 to March 2008. Cyclops vicinus was dominant throughout the year; Acanthocyclops robustus was dominant in fall and summer; Asplanchna priodonta was dominant in fall, winter and spring at all stations. Canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) showed that A. robustus had high correlations to conductivity, C. vicinus to PO4 and NO3-N and Metacyclops gracilis to water temperature and chl-a. The number of individual were significantly different among the seasons and stations (P<0.05). The number of species were significantly different among the seasons (P<0.05), but not among the stations (P>0.05). Zooplankton community in the Çaygören Reservoir underwent changes in species composition from small-bodied Keywords : Canonical correspondence analysis, Cladocera, Copepoda, Rotifera