Stomach Contents and Food Habits of Brown Trout (Salmo trutta L., 1758) in the Munzur Stream, Turkey

Kocabas M., Kayim M., Can E., Ates M., Kizak V., Kutluyer F., ...More

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.10, no.24, pp.3188-3191, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In the present study, biometric characteristics and stomach contents of Salmo trutta (L., 1758), captured from Munzur stream in Tunceli, Turkey were investigated between September 2007 and December 2009. It was calculated that the age range were between 1 and 5 years old. Captured fish were measured 19.5 +/- 5.9 cm, 113.55 +/- 100.22 g (n = 120), respectively. The condition factor of trout calculated 1.14 +/- 0.20 (n = 120). At the end of study, the rations in total organism number were Decapoda (43.59%), Trichoptera (19.21%), Haplotaxidae (18.59%), Ephemeroptera (10.36%), Odonate (2.74%), Coleoptera (2.74%), Clitellata (2.43%) and Diptera (0.3%), respectively. The results indicated that the fish feed basically on Arthropoda and Annelidae.