A contribution to the knowledge of the Anostraca fauna of Turkey

Mura G., Ozkutuk S., Tanatmis M.

CRUSTACEANA, vol.78, pp.487-494, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/1568540054473549
  • Journal Name: CRUSTACEANA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.487-494
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


Our current knowledge on the Anostraca of Turkey is rather limited, due to a lack of both local specialists and field sampling campaigns. Based on the old data available, mainly published in Italian and German, as well as on the results of recent samplings, we have summarized the present situation in order to update the information available for this branchiopod order in the Turkish fauna. Our purpose is to stress the need for extensive exploration of the territory, and to underline the importance of a proper conservation policy for temporary habitats, which are often overlooked, and hence particularly endangered, both as a result of human negligence, and due the their inherent ephemeral nature.