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A skeletochronological study of age, growth and longevity in two freshwater turtles, Emys orbicularis and Mauremys rivulata from Mediterranean Turkey (Reptilia: Testudines).

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2016-02-01
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Ayaz, Dinçer
Çiçek, Kerim
KUMAŞ, MELTEM
Tok, Cemal Varol
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We estimated growth parameters of Emys orbicularis and Mauremys rivulata in Mediterranean Turkey with the skeletochronological method, using specimens drowned in fyke nets. In adult E. orbicularis, the median age was 8 years in males and 10 years in females. The median age of adult M. rivulata was 10 years for both sexes. Both species reach sexual maturity at an age of 5-7 years. No difference was found in age composition between the sexes.
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Çiçek K., KUMAŞ M., Ayaz D., Tok C. V. , -A skeletochronological study of age, growth and longevity in two freshwater turtles, Emys orbicularis and Mauremys rivulata from Mediterranean Turkey (Reptilia: Testudines).-, ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, cilt.62, ss.29-38, 2016