Capoeta mauricii n. sp., a new species of cyprinid fish from Lake Beysehir, Turkey (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae)

Kucuk F., TURAN D., Sahin C., Gulle I.

ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, vol.47, pp.71-82, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2009.10638349
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-82
  • Keywords: Capoeta mauricii, Capoeta, new species, Lake Baysehir, TELEOSTEI CYPRINIDAE, RIVER
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Capoeta mauricii n. sp. is described from the Lake Beysehir drainage, in Central Anatolia, Turkey. It is distinguished from other Anatolian Capoeta by having the lips somewhat fleshy and lower lip with developed lateral lobes; a few irregular small black spots on the dorsal and lateral body, dorsal and caudal fins in individuals approximately smaller than 170 mm SL, and body, head and fins plain and without black spots in larger individuals (SL>200 mm); 80-87 total lateral line scales, 18-22 scales between dorsal fin origin and lateral line, 11-14 scales between the anal-fin origin and the lateral line, 16-18 gill rakers on outer side of first gill arch, and small black spots on head, body, and fins.