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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2010, Vol 10, Num, 3     (Pages: 295-304)

Phytoplankton Composition of Çaygören Reservoir, Balikesir-Turkey

Tuğba Ongun Sevindik

1 Balıkesir University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, 10145, Balıkesir, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2010.0301 Viewed : 1136 - Downloaded : 2243 The phytoplankton of the Çaygören Reservoir was investigated between February 2007 and January 2009. Samples were taken monthly from 3 sampling stations. A total of 192 taxa belonging to 8 divisions have been identified, including Chlorophyta (75 taxa), Bacillariophyta (60 taxa), Cyanobacteria (19 taxa), Euglenophyta (19 taxa), Charophyta (8 taxa), Myzozoa (6 taxa), Cryptophyta (3 taxa) and Heterokontophyta (2 taxa). Most of the species are characterized by their widespread presence, although some taxa are rarely found in Turkey. Keywords : Çaygören Reservoir, phytoplankton, taxonomy