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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2010, Vol 10, Num, 1     (Pages: 135-138)

Zooplankton Community Structure of Asartepe Dam Lake (Ankara, Turkey)

Özge Buyurgan 1 ,Ahmet Altindağ 1 ,Murat Kaya 2

1 Ankara University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, 06100, Ankara, Turkey
2 Aksaray University, Faculty of Art and Science, Department of Biology, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2010.0119 Viewed : 1126 - Downloaded : 1003 Zooplankton community structure of Asartepe Dam Lake was examined by collecting samples in three different seasons (Autumn 2007, Spring and Summer 2008). Rotifera was found the dominant group with 43 species, followed by Cladocera with 3 species and Copepoda with 2 taxa respectively. One of these rotifers, Encentrum felis is a new record for the Turkish fauna. Also some water parameters (pH, dissolved oxygen, electrical conductivity and water temperature) were measured during field trips. Keywords : Asartepe Dam Lake, zooplankton, rotifera, new record