Authors: MAHMUT YILMAZ, AYSUN GÜMÜŞ, SAVAŞ YILMAZ, NAZMİ POLAT
Abstract: The stomach contents of 122 common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) individuals collected from lakes Tatlı and Gıcı between January 2000 and December 2000 were investigated. The Geometric Index of Importance (GII) was used to determine food preferences among individuals and to assess whether these preferences were age based. It was concluded that the diet preferences of the common carp were not dependent on age and comprise a wide variety of food items present in their natural habitat. The results are presented in tables and figures.
Keywords: Bafra fish lakes (Tatlı Lake and Gıcı Lake), carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758), geometric index of importance (GII), food preference, age.
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