The Ichthyoplankton of Izmir Bay (Central Aegean Sea of Turkey): 2008-2010 Years Study

Taylan B., HOŞSUCU B.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.241-248, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.241-248


In this survey, we searched about the abundance, distribution and mortality rates of eggs and larvae belonging to the teleostei living in Izmir Bay between the years 2008 and 2010. For this purpose, we seasonally obtained the ichthyoplankton samples from 8 stations identified in the inner, middle and outer parts of the bay aboard the R.V.K. Piri Reis research vessel. We obtained 11612 eggs/m(2), 19 prelarvae/m(2), and 5277 larvae/m(2) throughout the survey and identified 24 species belonging to 17 families. The eggs and larvae of the species Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus, 1758) were found to be dominant in station 2 (outer bay), in contrast eggs of Gadidae and larvae of Melucciidae, Myctophidae and Syngnathidae were found to be at least in Izmir Bay.