Two new freshwater blennies from the Eastern Mediterranean basin (Teleostei: Blenniidae)

Yoğurtçuoğlu B., Kaya C., Atalay M. A., Ekmekçi F. G., Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, vol.5311, no.1, pp.85-104, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5311 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.5311.1.4
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-104
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Two new species of Salariopsis are described from the Eastern Mediterranean basin. Salariopsis burcuae, new species, from the Bay of Antalya east to the Jordan, is characterised by having a short cirrus, usually not overlapping the 9th circum-orbital sensory pore, and many tiny black dots on the cheek not organised in rows or bands. The new species shows a 4.1% K2P sequence divergence on the cytochrome-c-oxidase subunit 1 (COI) barcoding region from its closest relative, S. fluviatilis. Salariopsis renatorum, new species, from the upper Ceyhan drainage and a coastal stream in Arsuz, is distinguished by having an unbranched supraocular tentacle, black lateral line pores, a short snout, and no black dots on the upper part of the flank and on the cheek. It is also distinguished from its geographically closest congener, S. burcuae, by a molecular distance of 8.8% K2P in its COI barcode region.