Interannual Variability of Fecundity and Egg Size of an Invasive Cyprinid, Carassius gibelio: Effects of Density-Dependent and Density-Independent Factors

  title={Interannual Variability of Fecundity and Egg Size of an Invasive Cyprinid, Carassius gibelio: Effects of Density-Dependent and Density-Independent Factors},
  author={A. Tarkan and {\"O}zcan Gaygusuz and Çiğdern G{\"u}rsoy and Hasan Acipinar},
  journal={Journal of Freshwater Ecology},
  pages={11 - 17}
ABSTRACT A population of the invasive Prussian carp (Carassius gibelio) was examined over a three-year period in a mesotrophic reservoir to find out interannual variations of fecundity and egg size and the influence of maternal condition (total length, TL, and age class) and environmental factors (water temperature and fish density) on these variables. Prussian carp reproduction was synchronous, with only a single batch, and fecundity ranged from 1,250 to 62,400 eggs per female. Relative… Expand
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