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Lake Sapanca

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Location  Sapanca
Surface area  45 km (17 sq mi)
Area  45 km²
Basin countries  Turkey
Max. depth  52 m (171 ft)
Catchment area  251 km²
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Similar  Lake Abant Nature Park, Lake İznik, Lake Tuz, Yedigöller National Park, Sangarius Bridge

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

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Map of 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 very important for day trips and weekend vacations with its charming natural beauty.

List of fish in the Lake SapancaEdit

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)
  • http://www.fisheriessciences.com/tur/Journal/vol1/issue3/jfscom2007018.pdf

    References

    Lake Sapanca Wikipedia


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