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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4258.6.4

Oxynoemacheilus kentritensis, a new species from the upper Tigris drainage in Turkey with remarks on O. frenatus (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

JÖRG FREYHOF, CÜNEYT KAYA, DAVUT TURAN

Abstract


Oxynoemacheilus kentritensis, new species, is described from the Botan drainage, a tributary to the upper Tigris. It is distinguished from other Oxynoemacheilus species in the Tigris drainage by having a complete lateral line, long barbels, flank and back completely covered by scales and flank behind dorsal-fin base with large, dark-brown, vertically elongated blotches or bars.


Keywords


Freshwater biodiversity, exploration, Middle East, Pisces, Turkey

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