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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2014, Vol 14, Num, 2     (Pages: 581-590)

Distribution of Invasive Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) (Teleostei:Cyprinidae) in Turkey

Sedat V. Yerli 1 ,Fatih Mangıt 1 ,Özgür Emiroğlu 2 ,Vedat Yeğen 3 ,Rahmi Uysal 3 ,Erhan Ünlü 4 ,Ahmet Alp 5 ,Ekrem Buhan 6 ,Tacettin Yıldırım 7 ,Mustafa Zengin 8

1 Hacettepe University, Department of Biology, SAL, 06800 Beytepe, Ankara, Turkey
2 Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Department of Biology, 26480, Eskişehir, Turkey
3 Eğirdir Fisheries Research Institute, 32500, Eğirdir, Isparta, Turkey
4 Dicle University, Department of Biology, 21280, Diyarbakır, Turkey
5 University of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam, Department of Biology, 46100, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
6 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Aquaculture and Fisheries Department,60150, Tokat, Turkey
7 Elazığ Fisheries Research Station, 23040, Elazığ, Turkey
8 Central Fisheries Research Institute, 61250, Yomra, Trabzon, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v14_2_30 Viewed : 5118 - Downloaded : 5822 Introduction of a new species to a new habitat may lead to a catastrophy. Prussian carp Carassius gibelio (Bloch,1782), by its high reproduction capacity by means of gynogenesis and tolerance to environmental changes, considered as asuccessfull invasive. It can become the dominant species in new habitat in a short time with the help of these attributes. After the first spread report ofCarassius gibelio from Thrace in 80’s, Carassius gibeliobecame to be a problem in inland waters of Turkey as it is in some countries of Europe. This study is a review of distribution of Carassius gibelioin Turkey. 39 stream, 33 lake, 67 reservoir and 55 pond records were presented in this study. And according to these results, only four basins (Ceyhan, Göksu,Western Black Sea, Eastern Black Sea and Göksu) out of 26, seems to show no distribution of Carassius gibelio. Keywords : Carassius gibelio, invasive fish, distribution, Turkey