A research on some physicochemical parameters and aquatic Coleptera diversity in Acı, Süleymanlı, Kara and Saklı Lakes (Denizli, Turkey)

Abstract :

This study was conducted to determine the physicochemical parameters (pH, temperature, electrical conductivity, salinity and dissolved oxygen) of water quality at Acı Lake, Süleymanlı Lake, Kara Lake and Saklı Lake in Denizli province. Additionally we determined the effects of these parameters on aquatic Coleoptera diversity by taking water and insect samples were collected every month from these lakes between May 2009 - September 2009 and April 2010 - September 2010. As a result of the study 49 aquatic Coleoptera species were identified in these lakes. It has been determined that lakes have I-II water quality according to their average values (pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen) according to WPCR. This study also showed the monthly fluctuations and the differences in the mean values in the physicochemical parameters are considered to be effective in the distributions of aquatic Coleoptera

Keyword :

Aquatic Coleoptera, physicochemical parameters, water quality, Denizli province, diversity

Author(s) : Özdamar, H., Kıyak, S.
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Published Issue : 2017 Vol. 12 Number 2

2017 Vol. 12 Number 2