Lake Sapanca

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Location
40°43'00"N
030°15'00"E
Country
 Turkey
Categories
  • Nature
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Description

Lake Sapanca (Turkish: Sapanca Gölü) is a fresh water lake in Turkey, between the Gulf of İzmit and the Adapazarı Meadow. The lake has a catchment area of 251 km², surface area is 45 km², a length 16 km east-west / 5 km north-south, and a maximum depth of 52 m. Lake Sapanca, Turkey Sapanca Lake is located on a tectonic hole, which is situated between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow and runs parallel to Iznik Lake. The catchment area of Lake Sapanca - about 251 km2 [km²] - is surrounded by mountains in the south and small hills in the north. Water is taken from the Lake for domestic and industrial needs. The region around Sapanca has become a destination for day trips and weekend vacations.

List of fish in the Lake Sapanca

Anguillidae European eel, Anguilla anguilla (Liiaeus, 1758)Atherinidae Big-scale sand smelt, Atherina boyeri (Risso, 1810)Clupeidae Black Sea shad, Alosa maeotica (Grimm, 1901) Clupeonella abrau muhlisi (Neu, 1934)Cobitidae Cobitis vardarensis (Karaman, 1928) Angora loach, Nemacheilus angorae (Steindachner, 1897)Cyprinidae Common bream, Abramis brama (Linnaeus, 1758) Italian bleak, Alburnus albidus (Costa, 1938) Common bleak, Alburnus alburnus (Linnaeus, 1758) Spirlin, Alburnoides bipunctatus (Bloch, 1782) Asp, Aspius aspius (Linnaeus, 1758) Silver bream, Blicca bjoerkna (Linnaeus, 1758) Crucian carp, Carassius carassius (Linnaeus, 1758) Prussian carp, Carassius gibelio (Bloch, 1782) Danube bleak, Chalcalburnus chalcoides (Guldenstad, 1772) Chondrostoma angorense (Elvira, 1987) Common carp, Cyprinus carpio (Linnaeus, 1758) Black Sea chub, Petroleuciscus borysthenicus (Kessler, 1859) European bitterling, Rhodeus amarus (Bloch, 1782) Common roach, Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758) Common rudd, Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Linnaeus, 1758) European chub, Squalius cephalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Tench, Tinca tinca (Linnaeus, 1758) Vimba bream, Vimba vimba (Linnaeus, 1758)Esocidae Northern pike, Esox lucius (Linnaeus, 1758)Gobiidae Caucasian dwarf goby, Knipowitschia caucasica (Berg, 1916) Racer goby, Babka gymnotrachelus (Kessler, 1857) Round goby, Neogobius melanostomus (Pallas, 1814) Monkey goby, Neogobius fluviatilis (Pallas, 1814) Syrman goby, Ponticola syrman (Nordmann, 1840) Marine tubenose goby, Proterorhinus marmoratus (Pallas, 1814)Centrarchidae Pumpkinseed, Lepomis gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)Percidae European perch, Perca fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)Petromyzontidae European river lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)Salmonidae Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) Black Sea salmon, Salmo trutta labrax (Pallas, 1811) Salmo cettii, Salmo trutta macrostigma (Dumeril, 1858)Siluridae Wels catfish, Silurus glanis (Linnaeus, 1758)Syngnathidae Black-striped pipefish, Syngnathus abaster (Risso, 1827) Narrow-snouted pipefish, Syngnathus tenuirostris (Rathke, 1837)https://web.archive.org/web/20101105212503/http://www.fisheriessciences.com/tur/Journal/vol1/issue3/jfscom2007018.pdf
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