Reproductive biology of Capoeta tinca in Gelingullu Reservoir, Turkey

Ekmekci F. G. , OZEREN S.

FOLIA ZOOLOGICA, vol.52, no.3, pp.323-328, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : FOLIA ZOOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-328


The breeding and sexual maturation properties of a cyprinid fish Capoeta tinca were studied in Gelingullu Reservoir, a recently impounded dam in Central Anatolia. Ripening of gonads commenced in early spring, whereas spawning occurred between May and June. Sexual maturity age was 2(+) for males and 3(+) for females. The results obtained from this study were compared with those of other populations of C. tinca in Turkey.