AGE AND GROWTH OF CAPOETA PESTAI (ACTINOPTERYGII: CYPRINIFORMES: CYPRINIDAE) IN A SMALL RIVER ENTERING LAKE EGIRDIR, TURKEY


Emre Y., ALTIN A., AYYILDIZ H., Dolcu B., Kucuk F., Ozen O.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.46, no.2, pp.57-63, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2016.46.2.01
  • Journal Name: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-63

Abstract

Background. Capoeta pestai (Pietschmann, 1933) is commercially important fish species in Turkey. The knowledge of the biology of this species is very scarce. This species has a 'critically endangered' status on the IUCN Red List. The objective of this study was to determine the age and growth rates of C. pestai, and to evaluate whether otolith morphometrics could be used as an age predictor.