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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.1.6

Alburnoides diclensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae), a new species of cyprinid fish from the upper Tigris River, Turkey

DAVUT TURAN, YUSUF BEKTAŞ, CÜNEYT KAYA, ESRA BAYÇELEBİ

Abstract


Alburnoides diclensis sp. n. is described from the Tigris River drainages (Persian Gulf basin) in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. It is distinguished by a combination of the following characters (none unique to the species): a poorly developed ventral keel between pelvic and anal fins, completely scaled or rarely without one scale in front of anus; head short (length 24–27% SL), its upper profile markedly convex on level of nostril; mouth terminal, with marked chin; lips equal to or upper lip slightly longer than lower lip; snout with rounded tip, its length equal to or greater than eye diameter but smaller than interorbital distance; body moderately deep (depth at dorsal-fin origin 25–30% SL); anal-fin depth 1.2–1.4, mean 1.3 times in HL; 48–53 lateral-line scales, 12½–15½ branched anal-fin rays; 41–42 total vertebrae, comprising 20–21 abdominal and 20–21 caudal vertebrae.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Anatolia, Cyprinidae, taxonomy, Alburnoides, new species

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