Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkey Ichthyofauna BIY 508 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses <p>-</p>
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi SELMA HELLİ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Turkey surrounding by the three sides with seas has important potential with regard to fisheries and the aquaculture sector owing to 177.715 km. streams, 203.350 ha. natural lake, 149.513 ha. dam lake, ponds more than 300 and about 2500 ha. kiddle. Fishes contain 18-20 % protein is acted considerable in economy of a lot of nations. Biological richness especially fish fauna must be known to increase amount of water products obtained from freshwater sources or marine.

Course Content

What is systematic? Why is necessary systematic? Importance of our biological richness and fishes, terminology used in fish systematic, Fishing, Fixation of fish samples to examine in systematic investigations, Identification fishes inhabiting in seas and inland water of our land. Preparing key to the identification and its using.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Explain the place and importance of fish in biodiversity. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 Explain ethical principles, responsibilities and codes of conduct in higher education institutions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Explain of Legal/Special permits required for ichthyofauna studies. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
4 Explain of preliminary preparations (subject determination, literature review) before land study. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
5 Explain equipments used in fishing. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
6 Explain of what has been done in field work (catching fish, labeling, laboratory transport). Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
7 Explain of what is done in laboratory studies (making fish into museum material, identification). Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
8 Explain the morphological characters used in fish taxonomy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
9 Explain the anatomical characters used in fish taxonomy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
10 Learn Turkey freshwater fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
11 Learn Turkey sea fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
12 Learn endemic species of fish living in Turkey freshwater and sea. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
13 Learn exotic species of fish living in Turkey freshwater and sea. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
14 Explain the factors that affect biodiversity in fish. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Taxonomy and systematic
2 General and special purposes of systematic
3 Position and importance of fish among biological richness of Turkey
4 Fishing and turn into museum material
5 The freshwater fish fauna of Turkey
6 The marine fish fauna of Turkey
7 Morphologic characters used for fish taxonomy
8 Anatomic characters used for fish taxonomy
9 Midterm exam
10 Identification fish species belong to Cyprinidae
11 Identification fish species belong to Percidae
12 Identification fish species belong to Mugilidae
13 Identification fish species belong to Gobiidae
14 Endemic fish species inhabiting in freshwater sources and seas in Turkey
Course Notes <p>1) Kuru, M. 1980. T&uuml;rkiye Tatlısu Balıkları Katoloğu, Hacettepe &Uuml;niversitesi Fen Fak&uuml;ltesi Yayınları Yardımcı Ders Kitapları Dizisi, Seri: 12, B&ouml;l&uuml;m: 1, Sayı: 1, Hacettepe &Uuml;niversitesi Fen Fak&uuml;ltesi Basımevi, Beytepe, 73 s.<br /> 2) Mater, S. Kaya, M. ve Bilecenoğlu, M. 2002. T&uuml;rkiye Deniz Balıkları Atlası, Ege &Uuml;niversitesi Su &Uuml;r&uuml;nleri Fak&uuml;ltesi Yayınları No: 68, Yardımcı Ders Kitapları Dizini No: 11, Ege &Uuml;niversitesi Basımevi, Bornova-İzmir, 72 s.</p>
Course Resources

3) Kuru, M. 2004. Türkiye İçsu Balıklarının Son Sistematik Durumu, Gazi Üniversitesi Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt: 24, Sayı: 3, 121.
4) Turan, C. 2007. Türkiye Kemikli Deniz Balıkları Atlası ve Sistematiği, Nobel Kitabevi, 549 s.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Providing methods of development and obtaining information methods at the specialist scale X
2 To be able to practice the subject X
3 Having a basic knowledge in related field literature X
4 Explain and discuss the results X
5 Identify original topics X
6 Has the ability to use his / her achievements in biology in interdisciplinary studies. X
7 Develops attitude towards project-based work. X
8 Academic and cultural accumulation contributes to the process of being information society. X
9 Can use computer and information technology at advanced level in accordance with its purposes. X
10 Develop a positive attitude towards life-long learning. X
11 Develops knowledge at the level of expertise in the relevant disciplines, based on biology level qualifications. X
12 It is an individual who is sensitive to universal and social values, who observes, investigates, produces, and has ethical values in the fields / practices in his / her field of study. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 25
2. Kısa Sınav 25
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Total Workload 141
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.64
dersAKTSKredisi 6