ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.46, no.2, pp.57-63, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
age, growth, asteriscus, otolith morphometry, Capoeta pestai, age prediction, growth rings, population parameters, OTOLITH MORPHOMETRICS, UMBLA HECKEL, REPRODUCTION PROPERTIES, MENZELET RESERVOIR, SOMATIC GROWTH, ADRIATIC SEA, DAM LAKE, FISHES, GULDENSTAEDT, MORPHOLOGY
Background. Capoeta pestai (Pietschmann, 1933) is commercially important fish species in Turkey. The knowledge of the biology of this species is very scarce. This species has a 'critically endangered' status on the IUCN Red List. The objective of this study was to determine the age and growth rates of C. pestai, and to evaluate whether otolith morphometrics could be used as an age predictor.