Abstract: Temporal variabilities of demersal fish species were analaysed in terms of their numerical abundance in the Izmir Bay. A total of 545559 specimen belonging to eight different families were caught in 2005, covering all the year using a R/V trawl. The contribution of each family was Sparidae (34.38%), Serranidae (22.25%), Bothidae (15.09%), Mullidae (14.22%), Gobidae (3.71%), Centracanthidae (1.01%) and Uranoscopidae (0.28%). Based on temporal variabilities of the families, cluster analysis identified three main groups, which were group-I: the Mullidae, group-II: the Centracanthidae, Uranoscopidae, Bothidae, Gobidae and Serranidae and finally group-III: the Sparidae and Triglidae. The family belonging to the first group was more abundant in cold months (picked in January) than others. The second group were more yielded in general from June-October (picked in October). The third group were more abundant in May and June.
M. Fatih Can, afer Tosunoglu, Okan Ozaydin, H. Salih Guder and Aydin Demirci, 2009. Temporal Variability in Abundance of Demersal Fish Community from Izmir Bay, Turkey. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 8: 2424-2428.