Reproductive biology of Capoeta tinca in Gelingullu Reservoir, Turkey

Ekmekci F. G. , OZEREN S.

FOLIA ZOOLOGICA, cilt.52, ss.323-328, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.