A Taxonomic Study on the Fish in the Basin of Büyükçekmece Dam Lake


Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the fish fauna of the basin of Büyükçekmece Dam Lake and to study the taxonomic characteristics of the fish present. As a result of examined the 586 specimens collected between April 1995 and September 1997, it was revealed that 23 fish species, including 4 subspecies, belonging to 10 families, were found in the basin of Büyükçekmece Dam Lake. This paper gives the diagnostic characteristics of these fish.

Keywords: Büyükçekmece Dam Lake, Fresh Water, Fish, Morphology, Taxonomy

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