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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 2     (Pages: 345-347)

Extinct Endemic Fishes of Turkey: Alburnus akili (Gövce) and Pseudophoxinus handlirschi (Kavinne) (Pisces: Cyprinidae)

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1 Süleyman Demirel University, Eğirdir Fisheries Faculty, 32500, Eğirdir, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_21 Viewed : 3699 - Downloaded : 3133 The extinction process of the endemic inland fishes of Turkey, Alburnus akili (gövce) and Pseudophoxinus handlirschi (kavinne) is studied. The assessment is based on the field studies and observations during the last two decades (1990-2010), along with a survey of the literature. The piscivorous effect of Sander lucioperca introduced into lakes Eğirdir and Beyşehir has been concluded to be the major factor in the disappearance of Pseudophoxinus handlirschi in the early 1970s and of Alburnus akili after 1985. Keywords : Alburnus akili, Pseudophoxinus handlirschi, Lake Beyşehir, Lake Eğirdir, extinct