A PRELIMINARY STUDY ON SOME BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERS OF EAST ATLANTIC PEACOCK WRASSE, SYMPHODUS TINCA, IN THE BLACK SEA, TURKEY

A preliminary study on some biological characters of East Atlantic peacock wrasse, Symphodus tinca, in the Black Sea, Turkey

Nazlı Kasapoglu, Ekrem Cem Cankiriligil, Sirin Firidin, Eyup Cakmak

Central Fisheries Research Institute, Vali Adil Yazar Cad. No:14 61250 Yomra Trabzon, TURKEY

Abstract

Two specimens of the East Atlantic peacock wrasse Symphodus tinca (Linneaus, 1758) were captured by gillnet at 0-30 m depth on 19 May 2015 from Kastamonu (Cide) coastal waters in the Turkish coast of the central Black Sea. In this study, morphometric and meristic measurements, age and sex determination of the Symphodus tinca were examined. This is a preliminary study related to some biological properties of S. tinca for the Black Sea.

Keywords: Black Sea, East Atlantic peacock wrasse, Symphodus tinca, morphometric, meristic