The Distribution of Three Exotic Fishes in Anatolia


Abstract: Three exotic fish species, Lepomis gibbosus (L., 1758), Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) and Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782), were recorded in Topçam Dam Lake from a new locality in Asia Minor. The pumpkinseed sunfish, stone moroko and wild goldfish were found as a result of studies performed on the reservoir in Aydın province, Turkey, between June 1999 and June 2000. This study is one of the first records on the distribution of these fishes in Topçam Dam Lake, Anatolia. These 3 species had been recorded from the Thrace region of Turkey, as well as Pseudorasbora parva in the Antalya Basin.

Keywords: Lepomis gibbosus, Pseudorasbora parva, Carassius gibelio, Asia Minor, exotic fish, distribution

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