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, vol.96, no.2, pp.325-344, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 96 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3897/zse.96.52241
  • Journal Name: ZOOSYSTEMATICS AND EVOLUTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-344
  • Keywords: Anatolia, biodiversity, Caspian Sea basin, fish fauna, GENUS COBITIS, TURKEY, TELEOSTEI, ICHTHYOFAUNA, CYPRINIDAE, LINNAEUS, TROUTS, BASIN, IRAN

Abstract

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.