Epizoic freshwater algae on Emys orbicularis (Testudinata : Emydidae) from the Central Anatolia region of Turkey


Soylu E. N. , Gonulol A., Sukatar A., Ayaz D., Tok C. V.

JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, vol.21, no.3, pp.535-538, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02705060.2006.9665033
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-538

Abstract

We surveyed the epizoic algae growing on Emys orbicularis from several sites in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey during the nesting season (May-August) of 2005. Fifty-three algae species were found on carapaces of thirty-five E. Orbicularis, with considerable variation in the algal communities from different sites.