Diversity and Structure of Chironomidae (Diptera) Limnofauna of Lake Uluabat, a Ramsar Site of Turkey, and their Relation to Environmental Variables

  title={Diversity and Structure of Chironomidae (Diptera) Limnofauna of Lake Uluabat, a Ramsar Site of Turkey, and their Relation to Environmental Variables},
  author={Naime Arslan and {\"O}zlem Ayık and Yalçın Şahin},
  journal={Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
Density and species composition of chironomidae larvae fauna from twelve sampling sites of Lake Uluabat (a protected wetland area) were investigated. Monthly sampling was done from August 2004 to July 2005. In addition, simultaneously, physical and chemical parameters of water were measured. 1,812 chironomid larvae were examined and a total of twelve taxa were identified. Chironomid larvae were the third dominant group consisting on average 12.3% of the total zoobenthos density. Chironomus… 

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