Alburnoides diclensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae), a new species of cyprinid fish from the upper Tigris River, Turkey

Turan D., Bektas Y., Kaya C., Baycelebi E.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4067, no.1, pp.79-87, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4067 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4067.1.6
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-87
  • Keywords: Anatolia, Cyprinidae, taxonomy, Alburnoides, new species, TELEOSTEI CYPRINIDAE
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Alburnoides diclensis sp. n. is described from the Tigris River drainages (Persian Gulf basin) in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. It is distinguished by a combination of the following characters (none unique to the species): a poorly developed ventral keel between pelvic and anal fins, completely scaled or rarely without one scale in front of anus; head short (length 24-27% SL), its upper profile markedly convex on level of nostril; mouth terminal, with marked chin; lips equal to or upper lip slightly longer than lower lip; snout with rounded tip, its length equal to or greater than eye diameter but smaller than interorbital distance; body moderately deep (depth at dorsal-fin origin 25-30% SL); anal-fin depth 1.2-1.4, mean 1.3 times in HL; 48-53 lateral-line scales, 121/2-151/2 branched anal-fin rays; 41-42 total vertebrae, comprising 20-21 abdominal and 20-21 caudal vertebrae.