A new species of pseudophoxinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey
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CitationEkmekci, F. G., Atalay, M. A., Yogurtcuoğlu, B., Turan, D., Kucuk, F. (2015). A new species of Pseudophoxinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey. Zootaxa, 4033(1), 117–128. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4033.1.6
Pseudophoxinus mehmeti, new cyprinid species from the Alankoy basin in south-western Turkey, is distinguished from all species of Pseudophoxinus in adjacent regions by the combination of the following characters: body slender, its length 1.3-1.5 times its depth; caudal peduncle length 1.6-2.0 times its depth; mouth almost superior, with the tip of the mouthcleft approximately level with the middle of the pupil; snout with a pointed tip, its length markedly greater than eye diameter; lateral line not complete, with 30-50 perforated scales and 48-60+2 scale rows in lateral series; 111/2-131/2 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin, 31/2-51/2 scale rows between lateral line and anal-fin origin; dorsal-fin with 61/2-71/2 branched rays; anal-fin with 61/2-71/2 branched rays; a distinct black epidermal stripe from eye to caudal-fin base in preserved individuals.