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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 4     (Pages: 783-794)

Fish Fauna of Çoruh River and Two First Record for Turkey

Esra Bayçelebi 1 ,Davut Turan 1 ,Bella Japoshvili 2

1 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Rize, Turkey
2 Ilia State University, Institute of Zoology, 0162, Institute of Zoology, 0103 Tbilisi, Georgia
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_4_01 Viewed : 2982 - Downloaded : 2865 Fish fauna in the Çoruh River was studied. Samples were collected during September 2001 to May 2014 at 21 locations throughout the river drainage in Turkish teritory. In total 510 specimens belonging to 5 families and 16 species were collected. Four species (Phoxinus colchicus, Cyprinuscarpio ,Gobio cf. caucasicus, Silurus glanis) were recorded for the first time for this river and two species (Phoxinus colchicus, Barbusrionica) were new for Turkish ichtyofauna. Keywords : Taxonomy, fish fauna, first record, inland water fish systematic, Çoruh River