Zoobenthic Crustaceans and Seasonal Distributions in Northern Coast of the Absheron Peninsula (Caspian Sea)


Cavanshiroglu A. B. , Iltizamoglu A. S. , Mulayim A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES, vol.12, pp.199-206, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_02
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-206

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the zoobenthic crustaceans in northern coast of the Absheron Peninsula of the Caspian Sea. Samples were collected using a scoop net, a scraper tool and a Petersen dredge at 0.5-2.5 in depths from 23 stations in eight transects located in northern coast of the Absheron Peninsula of the Caspian Sea between 2008 and 2010. A total of 30 benthic crustacean species belonging to 6 orders were recorded during the course of this study. Amphibalanus improvisus Niphargoides caspius and Palaemon elegans were the dominant species during the study. Primary hydrographic conditions, such as temperature (7.3-27.0 degrees C), salinity (12.3-12.9 parts per thousand), dissolved oxygen (4.42-7.54 ml L-1) and pH (4.2-8.1) were recorded at each sampling station.