African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6638

Full Length Research Paper

Condition factors of seven Cyprinid fish species from Çamligöze dam lake on central Anatolia, Turkey

Seher Dirican1 and Süleyman Çilek2*    
1Fisheries Department, SuÅŸehri Vocational Training School, Cumhuriyet University, 58600 SuÅŸehri, Sivas, Turkey. 2Department of Animal Breeding, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kirikkale University, 71451 YahÅŸihan, Kirikkale, Turkey.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 10 July 2012
  •  Published: 14 August 2012


In this study, condition factors were determined for seven Cyprinid fish species from Çamligöze dam lake located at central Anatolian region of Turkey. The obtained results were compared with other studies from different habitats in Turkey. Fish samples were collected seasonally with nets of various mesh sizes from April 2010 to January 2011. Cyprinus carpio (1.6362 ± 0.2785) was determined to have the greatest mean condition factor followed by Capoeta tinca (1.3126 ± 0.1927), Leuciscus cephalus (1.2915 ± 0.3021), Barbus plebejus(1.1142 ± 0.1973), Chalcalburnus chalcoides (1.1138 ± 0.1251), Capoeta sieboldii (1.0214 ±0.1547) andChondrostoma nasus (0.9894  ± 0.2281) in Çamligöze dam lake. For Çamligöze dam lake, condition factors ofCyprinid fish species are given for the first time. Condition factors of seven Cyprinid fish species around “1” showed a good level of nutrition of fish and nutritional capacity in Çamligöze dam lake.


Key words: Çamligöze dam lake, Turkey, condition factor, cyprinid fish species.