Mollusc Records from the Area of Manyas Lake (Bird Paradise Lake) in Western Anatolia, Turkey

Ahmet Öktener1*, Dilian Georgiev2
 
1 - Department of Fisheries, Sheep Research Institute,
Çanakkale Street 7.km, 10200, Bandırma, Balıkesir, TURKEY
2 - University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Assen Str., BG-4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
*Corresponding author: ahmetoktener@yahoo.com
 
Abstract. This study was carried out simultaneously with a fish parasitological studies of the first author. Six gastropod species (5 freshwater and 1 hygrophilоus terrestrial one) and three mussel species were identified in this case study. Five of the gastropods and two mussel species are first records from Manyas Lake. Although Manyas Lake is a Ramsar area and a National Park, this wetland has not been investigated as detailed in terms of mollusc fauna.
 
Key words: Turkey, Manyas Lake, Gastropoda, Bivalvia, biodiversity.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2019, vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 253-259
Article № eb.19144 [Full text - PDF]pdf

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