SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIATION IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF PELAGIC FISH EGGS AND LARVAE OFF GIRESUN, SOUTH-EASTERN BLACK SEA, TURKEY


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ŞAHİN A. , DÜZGÜNEŞ E.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, cilt.49, ss.159-169, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3750/aiep/02559
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-169

Özet

Background. Giresun Bay is an important spawning ground of many migratory fish species and hence it has been a major fishing area of pelagic fishes in the Turkish territorial waters of the Black Sea. However, this area has not been evaluated thoroughly for the abundance and distribution of pelagic fish eggs and larvae, which are prerequisite for understanding the dynamics of fluctuating fish populations. The presently-reported study aimed to fill this gap in the existing knowledge of spatial and temporal variation in the distribution and abundance of ichthyoplankton in the south-eastern Black Sea.