Squalius cephaloides, a synonym of Squalius cii (Teleostei: Leuciscidae)

Bayçelebi E., Turan D., Aksu İ., Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, vol.5174, no.3, pp.277-284, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5174 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.5174.3.5
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-284
  • Keywords: Turkey, freshwater fish, taxonomy, Cyt b, morphology, GENUS SQUALIUS, ANATOLIA, RIVER, CYPRINIDAE, SEQUENCE, WESTERN
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The 'two species' hypothesis for S. cephaloides and S. cii, both occurring in the southern Marmara Sea basin, is tested. Our results suggested that there are no morphological and molecular characters to support this hypothesis, and we treat Squalius cephaloides as a junior synonym of S. cii.