The Asian clam Corbicula fluminea
is a bivalve originated from the Far East and also this species was introduced
to America and Europe in 1930’s. It is declared as an invasive species in many
countries, however, it is fondly consumed in the China, Japan and Korea. In
Turkey, although it is found Seyhan, Ceyhan, Asi and Tigris rivers and also its
shells in dried Gavur Lake, there is no report for this species in the rivers
and lakes of the West Regions. In this study, it is firstly recorded in the
Çine Stream, Aydın, and also some biometric parameters have been investigated.
As a result of this study shell lengths were measured between 16.11 mm and
26.16 mm and also weight were distributed between 2.05 and 8.7 gr,
respectively. The relationship between shell length – weight of this species (W
= 0,0013L2,6934 r = 0.99) was determined as negative allometric.