Asellus aquaticus is present in 19 of about 100 Turkish groundwater stations prospected during biospeleological explorations. All specimens of these stygophilic populations remain oculate, even though their integumental pigmentation is more or less reduced. Proasellus lykaonicus Argano & Pesce, 1978 has been found again in a second cave, nearby the type locality. A large and endemic, stygobiont species, Proasellus pisidicus n. sp., from phreatic groundwater, Vilâyet Burdur, and the minute Proasellus pamphylicus n. sp. from interstitial waters of the eastern part of Vilâyet Antalya are described. The stygobiont proasellids of Asia Minor, P. lykaonicus and P. pisidicus n. sp. belong to the same phylogenetic strain of Proasellus as those of Transcaucasia, Lebanon, and the Balkan Peninsula. Some Janiroidea of the genus Microparasellus are recorded from three inland groundwater localities. Finally, Jaera aff. massiliensis apparently enters fresh waters in a littoral psammic locality.

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Henry, J.-P., Magniez, G., & Notenboom, J. (1996). Isopoda Asellota de Turquie récoltés en 1987. Netherlands biospeleological explorations in Turkey, 5. Contributions to Zoology, 66(1), 55–62.