Investigations on the Reproduction Properties of the Common Carp ( Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) Population in Kazova Kaz Lake, Tokat, Turkey


Abstract: This reseacrh was carried out fron November 1995 to October 1997 in Kazova Kaz Lake of tokat province. In this period, a total of 759 Common carp ( Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) were examined. The aim of this study was to determine some reproduction features of the common carp i.e. the spawning season, fecundity, maturity age and sex ratio. The spawning took place from March to April. Both the males and females were found to attain maturity when two years old.

Keywords: Cyprinus carpio, spawning season, fecundity, sexual maturity age, sex composition, Turkey.

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