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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 1     (Pages: 181-186)

Alburnus selcuklui, A New Species of Cyprinid Fish From East Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Mahmut Elp 1 ,Fazıl Şen 1 ,Müfit Özuluğ 2

1 Yüzüncü Yıl University, Fisheries Faculty, Zeve Campus, Van, Turkey
2 Istanbul University, Science Faculty, Department of Biology , Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_1_20 Viewed : 5590 - Downloaded : 5127 Alburnus selcuklui, a new species from a branch of Botan stream of the River Tigris in East Anatolia Turkey, is distinguished from other Anatolian Alburnus species by the anal-fin origin 0-4 scales behind the base of the dorsal fin-base, 70-80 + 3-4 lateral line scales, 10-15 gill rakers, 8½-9 branched dorsal-fin rays, 11-12½ branched anal-fin rays, snout rounded, prominent epidermal lateral stripe and lateral body without black pigmentation along and below lateral line. Keywords : Taxonomy, freshwater fish of Turkey, Euphrates-Tigris