The first record of Cyprinus rubrofuscus (Lacepède, 1803)In The Lower Part Of Al-asaad Lake Reservoir (Raqqa, Syria)

Authors

  • Mohamed Mojahed Batal Tishreen University
  • Cathrine Mansour Tishreen University
  • Deem Deeb Tishreen University

Abstract

Common carp Cyprinus carpio fish spread in fresh water basins in Syria, especially in the Euphrates river, and the existence of Cyprinus rubrofuscus was not known in those basins. This research confirmed the first record of C. rubrofuscus in the lower part of Al-Asaad lake reservoir.  20 individuals of this specie were collected from Tabqa area during 2019/2020.The samples were transferred to the laboratory after being preserved in formaldehyde and were classified according to the international taxonomic keys. Also, morphometric characteristics were recorded in the laboratory. This specie was probably entered accidentally into the lake through the geographical continuity of the Euphrates river in Syria with both Iraq and Turkey.

Author Biographies

Mohamed Mojahed Batal, Tishreen University

Professor, Department of  Zoology, Faculty of Science

Cathrine Mansour, Tishreen University

Associate Professor; Department of  Zoology, Faculty of Science

Deem Deeb, Tishreen University

Postgraduate student, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science

Published

2021-09-23

How to Cite

Mojahed Batal, M., Mansour, C., & Deeb, D. (2021). The first record of Cyprinus rubrofuscus (Lacepède, 1803)In The Lower Part Of Al-asaad Lake Reservoir (Raqqa, Syria). Tishreen University Journal -Biological Sciences Series, 43(4). Retrieved from http://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/bioscnc/article/view/10937