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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2008, Vol 8, Num, 1     (Pages: 121-124)

Fish Fauna of the Karaabdal Stream (Samsun-Turkey)

Selma Uğurlu 1 ,Nazmi Polat 2

1 Sakarya University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology Sakarya, Türkiye
2 Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology Samsun, Türkiye
Viewed : 1840 - Downloaded : 1612 This study was done for the aim of determining the fish species inhabiting in the Karaabdal stream. Barbus tauricus Kessler, 1877; Capoeta tinca (Heckel, 1843); Squalius cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758); Vimba vimba (Linnaeus, 1758); Oxynoemacheilus eregliensis (Banarescu and Nalbant, 1978) are identified as a result of evaluated specimens caught from the research area. Systematical characters of each taxon are explained and compared to data recorded with similar taxonomical studies. Oxynoemacheilus eregliensis which has conservation status in national and international lists is an endemic fish special to our land and it is designated from the research field. Keywords : the Karaabdal stream, fish, endemic, species