New record of three freshwater fish species from a western drainage of Lake Urmia for the Turkish fauna


Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, vol.37, no.4, pp.325-328, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.12714/egejfas.37.4.01
  • Journal Name: Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-328
  • Keywords: Anatolia, Nemacheilidae, Leuciscidae, first record, BASIN, RIVER
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In the scope of this study, three freshwater fish species were newly recorded for Turkey from a western drainage of Lake Urmia: Alburnoides petrubanarescui, Alburnus atropatenae and Oxynoemacheilus elsae. All of them were found in headwaters of Nazli-chay River in the basin of the hypersaline Lake Urmia. The Lake is fed by many small springs and thirteen permanent rivers. However, it is still seriously threatened and drying up rapidly. In the previous studies, the existence of a stream in the western part of the Urmia Lake within border of Turkey was not mentioned.