Review of the ichthyofaunal changes in Lake Eğirdir between 1915 and 2007

Fahrettin KÜÇÜK, Hasan M. SARI, Orhan DEMİR, İskender GÜLLE
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Abstract


The ichthyofaunal changes in Lake Eğirdir between 1915 and 2007 were reviewed. It was understood that the most drastic change in the ichthyofauna of Lake Eğirdir occurred in 1955 with the introduction of pike-perch (Sander lucioperca), and that the process of change continued with the addition of Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) in 1996 and big scale sand smelt (Atherina boyeri) in 2003. Today, there are 15 fish taxa (10 native, 5 non-native) in Lake Eğirdir. It was determined that, among the endemic species of Lake Eğirdir, Handlirsch's minnow (Pseudophoxinus handlirschi) is extinct (EX), Ereğli minnow (Hemigrammocapoeta kemali) disappeared, and Eğirdir minnow (Pseudophoxinus egridiri) and Eğirdir barb (Capoeta pestai) are critically endangered (CR).

Keywords


Key words: Lake Eğirdir, ichthyofauna, taxonomy, non-native species

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