A new species of Pseudophoxinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey

Creative Commons License

EKMEKÇİ F. G., Atalay M. A., YOĞURTÇUOĞLU B., Turan D., Kucuk F.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4033, no.1, pp.117-128, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4033 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4033.1.6
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-128
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.