Alburnoides diclensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae), a new species of cyprinid fish from the upper Tigris River, Turkey
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CitationTuran, D., Bektaş, Y., Kaya, C., & Bayçelebi, E. (2016). Alburnoides diclensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae), a new species of cyprinid fish from the upper Tigris River, Turkey. Zootaxa, 4067(1), 79–87. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.1.6
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, 121/2-151/2 branched anal-fin rays; 41-42 total vertebrae, comprising 20-21 abdominal and 20-21 caudal vertebrae.