Growth and Reproductive Biology of Gobio gymnostethus (Ladiges, 1960) in Melendiz Stream, Anatolia, Turkey


Ozdemir F.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.11, no.18, pp.3452-3456, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/javaa.2012.3452.3456
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.3452-3456

Abstract

The age and size composition, growth rate and reproductive biology of a cyprinid fish Gobio gymnostethus which is endemic species were studied in Aksaray-Melendiz Creek. The minimum and maximum fork length for female and male were 39.25-145 and 39.10-132.2 mm, respectively. Age distribution of Gobio gymnostethus populations living in Melendiz Creek ranged between 0 to VII. Sexual maturation age of Gobio gymnostethus for male and female was I year age and reproduction period of this species were April to July.