The faunal composition of certain benthic invertebrate groups living in Kamil Abduş Lagoon (Turkey) was analyzed. In this context, the present work aims to explore present-day Kamil Abduş lagoon invertebrate diversity. This study focused on the freshwater, brackish water and marine water sections of the Kamil Abduş lagoon, where salinities with different. This small and shallow lagoon in located in the Tuzla district of Istanbul is hydrologically connected with the Sea of Marmara. Major part of this lagoon is strongly influenced from marine water input. At the same time, lagoon is also impacted by anthropogenic activities. A total of 63 species and 93 benthic invertebrate genera were found. According to our findings, Kamil Abduş lagoon is a shallow, water column is well mixed, brackish, well oxygenated, alkaline and meso- to eutrophic lagoon.
Selçuk Altınsaçlı, Cumhur Haldun Yardımcı, Songül Altınsaçlı, Ferda Perçin Paçal. The species list belonging to some benthic invertebrate groups in a coastal lagoon: Kamil Abduş Lagoon (İstanbul, Turkey). J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(6):307-313.