SPECIES COMPOSITION OF FISH COMMUNITY IN ONAÇ CREEK (BURDUR-TURKEY) AND THEIR LENGTH-WEIGHT RELATIONSHIPS

Deniz İNNAL, Duygu Ceren ÇAĞLAN, Filiz ÖZDEMİR

Abstract

This study describes the fish species composition and their length-weight relationships from Onaç Creek (Burdur-Turkey). A total of 498 individuals representing 5 fish species were caught by electro shocking techniques from May 2013 to June 2015. Fish species distributed among 5 genera and 3 families were identified. Cyprinidae was the most abundant family in terms of species number. Cyprinidae species comprised 350 (70.28%) of 498 specimens. Non indigenous fish species represent the highest abundance (98%). Topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva was the most frequently captured species (43.57%), followed by Eastern mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki (28.92%) and Gibel carp Carassius gibelio (25.5%). The length-weight relationships for Gibel carp, Topmouth gudgeon and Eastern mosquitofish populations was as follows W = 0.0097 TL3.187, W = 0.0061 TL 3.26 and W = 0.0083 TL 2.995.

Keywords

Non indigenous, invasive, dominancy, threats, endemic

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