This study was carried out to determine Rotifera fauna in the Lake Gala (Edirne). In this aim, the samplings were performed at monthly intervals between March 2004 and January 2005. The plankton specimens obtained from the samples Which were collected with horizontal and vertical samplings and then a total number of 69 species and 2 subspecies belonging to 17 different families were identified. Totally, 58 species were recorded for the first time in Turkish Thrace, including Asplanchnopus hyalinus (Harring, 1913), Lecane donneri (Chengalath and Mulamoottil, 1974), Dissotrocha aculeata (Ehrenberg, 1832), Proalides tentaculatus (De Beuchamp, 1907), Itura myersi (Wulf, 1935) and Paradicranophorus hudsoni (Glascott, 1893) which is a new record for Turkish Rotifera fauna.
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Sevil Erdogan and Huseyin Guher, 2005. The Rotifera Fauna of Gala Lake (Edirne-turkey). Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1579-1583.
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