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Original article | Acta Natura et Scientia 2021, Vol. 2(1) 1-5

Blue Color Anomaly in Turkish Crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidae) From Atikhisar Reservoir in Çanakkale, Turkey

Semih Kale, Selçuk Berber, Deniz Acarlı, Tekin Demirkıran, Pervin Vural, Sefa Acarlı & Bayram Kızılkaya

pp. 1 - 5   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/actanatsci.2021.314.1   |  Manu. Number: acta nat. sci..2020.

Published online: January 24, 2021  |   Number of Views: 39  |  Number of Download: 93


Abstract

Two individuals of Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) were collected from Atikhisar Reservoir in Çanakkale, Turkey. The individuals were caught by using a fyke-net. The fyke-nets were collected after 3-days soaking time from the reservoir on 18 July 2020. The sampling was carried out during the daytime. The sediment of the sampling location had a muddy substrate. Both blue colored individuals of crayfish (Pontastacus leptodactylus) were female. Blue color anomaly was observed in all parts of the bodies of both individuals. Morphometric characteristics were measured and the total lengths were 104.83 mm and 76.92 mm, and weights were 36.09 g and 11.76 g, respectively. The genetics of the mutant species should be examined in future studies to better understanding of the main factors causing color anomalies.

Keywords: Blue color anomaly, Crayfish, Pontastacus leptodactylus, Atikhisar, Çanakkale, Turkey


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APA 6th edition
Kale, S., Berber, S., Acarli, D., Demirkiran, T., Vural, P., Acarli, S. & Kizilkaya, B. (2021). Blue Color Anomaly in Turkish Crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidae) From Atikhisar Reservoir in Çanakkale, Turkey . Acta Natura et Scientia, 2(1), 1-5. doi: 10.29329/actanatsci.2021.314.1

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Kale, S., Berber, S., Acarli, D., Demirkiran, T., Vural, P., Acarli, S. and Kizilkaya, B. (2021). Blue Color Anomaly in Turkish Crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidae) From Atikhisar Reservoir in Çanakkale, Turkey . Acta Natura et Scientia, 2(1), pp. 1-5.

Chicago 16th edition
Kale, Semih, Selcuk Berber, Deniz Acarli, Tekin Demirkiran, Pervin Vural, Sefa Acarli and Bayram Kizilkaya (2021). "Blue Color Anomaly in Turkish Crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidae) From Atikhisar Reservoir in Çanakkale, Turkey ". Acta Natura et Scientia 2 (1):1-5. doi:10.29329/actanatsci.2021.314.1.

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