African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6574

Full Length Research Paper

Identification of fish species of Çamlıgöze Dam Lake, Sivas, Turkey

  Seher Dirican1 and Süleyman Çilek2*        
  1Cumhuriyet University, SuÅŸehri Vocational Training School, Fisheries Department, 58600 SuÅŸehri, Sivas, Turkey. 2Kırıkkale University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Breeding, 71451 YahÅŸihan, Kırıkkale, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 06 November 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

 

This study was carried out to determine fish species in Çamlıgöze Dam Lake located at Central Anatolian region of Turkey. Fish samples were caught seasonally with nets of various mesh sizes between April 2010 and January 2011 in Çamlıgöze Dam Lake. As a result of evaluated fish samples Oncorhynchus mykissbelonging to Salmonidae, Cyprinus carpioBarbus plebejusCapoeta sieboldii, Capoeta tincaChalcalburnus chalcoidesChondrostoma nasusLeuciscus cephalus belonging to Cyprinidae and Silurus glanis belonging to Siluridae were identified in this study area. All fish species were native except the Oncorhynchus mykiss andCyprinus carpio in Çamlıgöze Dam Lake. Some morphometric and meristic characteristics of the fish samples were examined in Çamlıgöze Dam Lake.

 Key words: Fish species, Çamlıgöze dam lake, Sivas, Turkey.