Aged-based food preferences of common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) inhabiting fish lakes in the Bafra district of Samsun province (Lakes Tatli and Gici) Samsun-Bafra balik gölleri (Tatli göl ve Gici gölü) 'nde yaşayan sazan (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758)'in yaşlara göre besin tercihi

YILMAZ M., Gümüş A., Yılmaz S., Polat N.

Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, vol.27, no.4, pp.971-978, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.971-978
  • Keywords: Age, Bafra fish lakes (Tatli Lake and Gici Lake), Carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758), Food preference, Geometric index of importance (GII)
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The stomach contents of 122 common carp (Cyprinus carpio L., 1758) individuals collected from lakes Tatli and Gici between January 2000 and December 2000 were investigated. The Geometric Index of Importance (GII) was used to determine food preferences among individuals and to assess whether these preferences were age based. It was concluded that the diet preferences of the common carp were not dependent on age and comprise a wide variety of food items present in their natural habitat. The results are presented in tables and figures.