Population Structure Of European Pond Turtles, Emys Orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) In Narta Lagoon (Vlora Bay, Albania)

Enerit Saçdanaku, Idriz Haxhiu
2015 Zenodo  
In this study was monitored the population of the European Pond Turtle, Emys orbicularis (Linnaeus, 1758) in the area of Narta Lagoon, Vlora Bay (Albania), from August to October 2014. A total of 54 individuals of E. orbicularis were studied using different methodologies. Curved Carapace Length (CCL), Plastron Length (PL) and Curved Carapace Width (CCW) were measured for each individual of E. orbicularis and were statistically analyzed. All captured turtles were separated in seven different
more » ... seven different size – classes based on their carapace length (CCL). Each individual of E. orbicularis was marked by notching the carapace (marginal scutes). Form all individuals captured resulted that 37 were females (68.5%), 14 males (25.9%), 3 juveniles (5.5%), while 18 individuals of E. orbicularis were recaptured for the first and some for the second time.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1099423 fatcat:j4252skbxjgsnmsrbdfquapbuq