Taxonomic assessment and distribution of fishes in upper Kura and Aras river drainages


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Kayal C. , BAYÇELEBİ E. , TURAN D.

ZOOSYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION, cilt.96, ss.325-344, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 96 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3897/zse.96.52241
  • Dergi Adı: ZOOSYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.325-344

Özet

In the present study, the actual fish fauna of the upper Kura and Aras river drainages in Turkey were re-examined. The distribution and latest taxonomic status of the species were assessed. The study area comprises the upper part of Kura and Aras river drainages, in Turkey. Overall, 32 sampling sites were prospected between 2004-2018 to inventory fish species in the area and a total of 33 species were recognized, five of which are recorded for the first time from the Turkish part of upper Aras river drainage, namely Alburnus hohenackeri, Blicca bjoerkna, Gobio artvinicus, Neogobius fluviatilis and Rhodeus amarus.