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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2007, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 53-63)

The Fish Fauna of the Göksu River (Türkiye): Taxonomic and Zoogeographic Features

Fahrettin Küçük 1 ,Erkan Gümüş 2 ,İskender Gülle 1 ,Salim Serkan Güçlü 1

1 Süleyman Demirel University, Eğirdir Fisheries Faculty, 32500 Eğirdir-Isparta, Turkey
2 Akdeniz University, Fisheries Faculty, 07058 Antalya, Turkey
Viewed : 877 - Downloaded : 1046 In order to establish the taxonomic and zoogeographic features of the fish fauna of the Göksu River Basin, fish samples were collected using electrofishing equipment, gill nets, trammel nets, seine nets and cast nets in October 2004 and May 2005. Among the samples, ten species and three subspecies belonging to seven families were identified: Anguilla anguilla, Sardinella aurita, Salmo trutta macrostigma, Cyprinus carpio, Barbus capito pectoralis, Capoeta capoeta angorae, Chondrostoma regium, species from Gobio gobio group, Seminemacheilus cf. ispartensis, Clarias gariepinus, Mugil cephalus, Liza ramada and Liza saliens. The most dominant family in the river and its branches are the Cyprinidae with three species and two subspecies. Keywords : Göksu River basin, fish taxonomy, osteology, freshwater fishes