A study on freshwater ichthyofauna of Kemer Reservoir and Akçay Stream of the Aegean region, Turkey

A study on freshwater ichthyofauna of Kemer Reservoir and Akçay Stream of the Aegean region, Turkey

Gülnaz Özcan, Süleyman Balık

Mustafa Kemal University, Faculty of Fisheries, İskenderun, Hatay, TURKEY
Ege University, Faculty of Fisheries, İzmir, TURKEY

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the ichthyofauna of Kemer reservoir and Akçay stream. As a result of examining the samples collected between December 2004 and June 2006, it was revealed that 15 fish species, belonging to 6 families, were found in the basin of Kemer reservoir and Akçay stream. Among these, Lepomis gibbosus, Silurus glanis, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Carassius gibelio and hybrid striped bass (Morone chrysops & Morone saxatilis) are alien species. Three species, Petroleuciscus smyrnaeus, Alburnoides bipunctatus, and Oncorhynchus mykiss were recorded for the first time from the Kemer reservoir and Akçay stream.

Keywords: Kemer reservoir, Akçay stream, ichthyofauna, alien fish, endemic

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