Principle Components Analysis of Two Pairs of Barbels Species of the Genus Capoeta (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Turkey

Ozdemir F.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.47, no.3, pp.753-762, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-762


There is a wide variation both in the population and inter populations of the species of the genus Capoeta in Turkey. The Principal Components Analysis (PCA) was performed using metric and meristic characters to analyze these variations. According to results of PCA it was determined that Capoeta banarescui living in the basin of Coruh and Capoeta baliki dwelling in the basins of the Sakarya and Kizilirmak Rivers are of the same species as Capoeta tinca, whereas the Capoeta antalyensis living in the basin of the Mediterranean Sea is a different species.