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A Preliminary Study on Freshwater Amphipods (Crustacea) of Kütahya Province

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Objective: A preliminary study on freshwater amphipod species inhabited Kütahya province (Turkey) were studied. Methods: Specimens were collected from 10 different freshwater resources which are 5 running waters and 5 fountains between 25 July 2015 – 12 May 2016. A scoop net having 0.5 mm mesh size was used to sampling the benthic materials. Specimens were fixed in 96% ethyl alcohol in the field, then also kept in the same solution in laboratory. All examinations and photographing were made with the help of a monitoring system being from a dissection microscope (Olympus SZ61) and a compound digital camera. Karaman and Pinkster (1977, 1987) and Özbek and Balık (2009) were followed for the taxonomic identification. All specimens are deposited in the Entomology Laboratory of Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Art, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. Results and Discussion: As a result of the study, totally 454 specimens were investigated. There are seven amphipod species [Gammarus anatoliensis Schellenberg 1937, G. balcanicus Schäferna 1923, G. pulex pulex (L. 1758), G. gonensis Özbek 2016, G. uludagi G. Karaman 1975, G. katagani Özbek, 2012 and Niphargus sp.] inhabited the freshwaters of Kütahya province. G. pulex pulex is the most diverse species among the determined ones with 5 localities. Photos and short descriptions of the determined species are presented in addition to a key comprising the Amphipod species inhabited the freshwaters of Kütahya province.
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A Preliminary Study on Freshwater Amphipods (Crustacea) of Kütahya Province
Mehmet İpek1, Murat Özbek2, Ümit Şirin1
1 Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Science and Art, Eskişehir, Turkey
2Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, 35100, İzmir, Turkey
ozbekm71@gmail.com
Objective: A preliminary study on freshwater amphipod species inhabited Kütahya province (Turkey) were
studied.
Methods: Specimens were collected from 10 dierent freshwater resources which are 5 running waters and 5
fountains between 25 July 2015 – 12 May 2016. A scoop net having 0.5 mm mesh size was used to sampling
the benthic materials. Specimens were xed in 96% ethyl alcohol in the eld, then also kept in the same solu-
tion in laboratory. All examinations and photographing were made with the help of a monitoring system being
from a dissection microscope (Olympus SZ61) and a compound digital camera. Karaman and Pinkster (1977,
1987) and Özbek and Balık (2009) were followed for the taxonomic identication. All specimens are depos-
ited in the Entomology Laboratory of Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Art, Eskişehir Osmangazi
University, Eskişehir, Turkey.
Results and Discussion: As a result of the study, totally 454 specimens were investigated. There are seven
amphipod species [Gammarus anatoliensis Schellenberg 1937, G. balcanicus Schäferna 1923, G. pulex pulex
(L. 1758), G. gonensis Özbek 2016, G. uludagi G. Karaman 1975, G. katagani Özbek, 2012 and Niphargus
sp.] inhabited the freshwaters of Kütahya province. G. pulex pulex is the most diverse species among the deter-
mined ones with 5 localities. Photos and short descriptions of the determined species are presented in addition
to a key comprising the Amphipod species inhabited the freshwaters of Kütahya province.
Keywords: Gammarus, distribution, freshwater, Kütahya, Turkey
... It is an endemic species of Turkey. G. anatoliensis is widespread in the Lake District Region of Turkey, but it was also recorded from the Marmara, the Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean regions of Turkey (Karaman & Pinkster, 1987, Özbek & Ustaoğlu, 2005, 2008, 2011Özbek et al., 2009;Ekinci & Miroğlu 2016;İpek et al., 2017). In the present study, the species was recorded from the Uşak province for the first time. ...
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To determine the Amphipoda (Crustacea) fauna of the inland waters of Western Anatolia, Marmara and the Turkish Thrace Region, field studies were conducted between May 2014 and March 2019. Seven field studies were conducted. Samplings were conducted at 291 localities and amphipod specimens were found at 127 of them. As a result, 11 amphipod species (Echinogammarus stocki G. Karaman, 1970, Gammarus aequicauda (G. Karaman, 1970), Gammarus anatoliensis Schellenberg, 1937, Gammarus arduus G. Karaman, 1975, Gammarus balcanicus Schäferna, 1923, Gammarus dorsosetosus Mateus & Mateus, 1990, Gammarus gonensis Özbek, 2016, Gammarus komareki Schäferna, 1923, Gammarus lacustris G.O. Sars, 1863, Gammarus pulex pulex (Linnaeus, 1758), Gammarus uludagi G.S. Karaman, 1975) were determined. The new records can be listed as: E. stocki for Ekinanbarı, G. anatoliensis for Uşak, G. arduus for Bolu and Düzce, G. balcanicus for Kocaeli and Sakarya, G. dorsosetosus for Bolu, G. gonensis for Istanbul and Manisa, G. komareki for Düzce and Kocaeli, G. lacustris for Istanbul, G. pulex pulex for Bolu, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, Sakarya and Uşak, and G. uludagi for Aydın, Bilecik, Sakarya and Yalova provinces. The observed morphological features and the detailed drawings of the determined taxa are presented. Additionally, a map showing the distribution of the obtained species is also given.
... It is an endemic species of Turkey. G. anatoliensis is widespread in the Lake District Region of Turkey, but it was also recorded from the Marmara, the Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean regions of Turkey (Karaman & Pinkster, 1987, Özbek & Ustaoğlu, 2005, 2008, 2011Özbek et al., 2009;Ekinci & Miroğlu 2016;İpek et al., 2017). In the present study, the species was recorded from the Uşak province for the first time. ...
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To determine the Amphipoda (Crustacea) fauna of the inland waters of Western Anatolia, Marmara and the Turkish Thrace Region, field studies were conducted between May 2014 and March 2019. Seven field studies were conducted. Samplings were conducted at 291 localities and amphipod specimens were found at 127 of them. As a result, 11 amphipod species (Echinogammarus stocki G.
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