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New Records for Distribution of Invasive Topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) in Anatolia

Journal: Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 57-61

Keywords : Freshwater fishes; invasive species; Pseudorasbora parva; Anatolia;

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The topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva is described as most invasive fish in Europe. It’s a small cyprinid fish native to East Asia. In 1982, the existence of this species was first recorded from the Thrace region of Türkiye. Todays it is recorded from Thrace to Ceyhan region. In this study was carried out Afyonkarahisar, Bilecik, Burdur, Denizli, Eskişehir, Isparta, Konya, Kütahya and Uşak provinces between 2001 and 2013. Specimens collected from various localities in these provinces. Our results are shown P. parva has invaded many freshwater systems in Türkiye. This species has a potential threat to the diversity of the ichthyofauna of Anatolia and fish farms because of causing an increased mortality pressure on some salmonids and cyprinids, and totally inhibiting spawning of existing native fish.

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