Description of a new species of genus Gobio from Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)


TURAN D. , EKMEKÇİ F. G. , LUSKOVA V., MENDEL J.

ZOOTAXA, no.3257, pp.56-65, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 3257
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3257.1.4
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-65

Abstract

Gobio sakaryaensis, a new species from the Tozman and the Porsuk streams of the Sakarya River drainage (northwestern Anatolia, Black Sea basin), is described. The species is distinguished from other gudgeons by a combination of the following characters: breast completely scaled, scales approximately extending to isthmus; head length 27.2-30.0 % SL; 39-42 lateral line scales; 4-6 scales between anus and anal-fin origin; 6-8 scales between posterior extremity of pelvic-fin bases and anus. A key is provided for Gobio and Romanogobio species recorded from Turkey.