Invasive Carassius Carp in Georgia: Current state of knowledge and future perspectives

Japoshvili, Bella and Mumladze, Levan and Kucuk , Fahrettin (2013) Invasive Carassius Carp in Georgia: Current state of knowledge and future perspectives. Current Zoology(formerly Acta Zoologica Sinica), 59 (6). pp. 732-739.

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In Georgia, crucian carp Carassius carassius (Linnaeus, 1758) was known from only one locality after Kesslers record (1877–1878) with no new findings until 1985. Since then C. carassius rapidly and simultaneously invaded almost all water bodies of Georgia. In 2004, it was for the first time noted that this invasive Carassius sp. could not be a C. Carassius, but was a form of Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1792). However no further data is available about this invasive species in Georgia. The aim of the present study was to investigate taxonomic status of Carassius sp. in Georgia using mtDNA phylogenetic analyses and morphometric study of truss network system. Genetic analysis revealed that invasive Carassius sp. is closely related to the C. gibelio from Turkey and other countries. In contrast, morphometrically Carassius sp. from Georgia can be easily differentiated from those of Turkey indicating high intraspecific variability. This is the first time discussion on the current knowledge of the present distribution of invasive carp in Georgia with identifying current problems and future research directions needed

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of Zoology
Depositing User: Dr Bella Japoshvili
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2014 16:32
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 11:28

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