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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2013, Vol 13, Num, 4     (Pages: 685-698)

The Fish Fauna of the Büyük Menderes River (Turkey): Taxonomic and Zoogeographic Features

Salim Serkan Güçlü 1 ,Fahrettin Küçük 1 ,Ömer Osman Ertan 1 ,Zekiye Güçlü 2

1 Süleyman Demirel University, Eastern Campus, Eğirdir Fisheries Faculty, Isparta, Turkey
2 Agriculture and Rural Development Support Institution, Burdur Provincial Co-ordinator, Burdur, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v13_4_14 Viewed : 1114 - Downloaded : 1385 In order to establish the taxonomic and zoogeographic features of the fish fauna of the Büyük Menderes River basin, fish samples were collected using electrofishing equipment, gill nets, trammel nets, seine nets and cast nets from 2010 to 2011. Among the samples, 34 (19 endemic and 6 non-native species) species belonging to 13 families were identified. The most dominant family in the river and its branches is the Cyprinidae with 20 species. Rhodeus amarus, Büyük Menderes River has been reported for the first time. Keywords : Anatolia, Great Meander River, ichthyofauna, endemic, non-native