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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2016, Vol 16, Num, 3     (Pages: 545-562)

The Latest Status and Distribution of Fishes in Upper Tigris River and Two New Records for Turkish Freshwaters

Cüneyt Kaya 1 ,Davut Turan 1 ,Erhan Ünlü 2

1 Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 53100 Rize, Turkey
2 Dicle University, Department of Biology, Section of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Science & Art, 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v16_3_07 Viewed : 869 - Downloaded : 1041 The fishes of the upper basin of the Tigris River have been surveyed between June 2006 and November 2015. During this survey 40 fish species were determined belonging to 10 families (Cyprinidae, Nemacheilidae, Sisoridae, Siluridae, Heteropneustidae, Bagridae, Salmonidae, Mugilidae, Poeciliidae, Mastacembelidae). One species was not fully identified and currently reported as Squalius sp. Oxynoemacheilus kurdistanicus and O. chomanicus are new records for Turkish inland waters. Keywords : Tigris River basin, ichthyofauna, teleostei, Anatolia