Squalius semae, a new species of chub from the Euphrates River, Eastern Anatolia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

TURAN D. , Kottelat M., Baycelebi E.

ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, vol.63, no.1, pp.33-42, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2017.1290761
  • Title of Journal : ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-42
  • Keywords: Turkey, taxonomy, freshwater fishes, new species, FISHES


In a study of the fishes of the Euphrates River (Persian Gulf basin) three species of Squalius belonging to the cephalus-group were found: The Tohma population was identified as S. seyhanensis and the Merzimen and Hilvan populations as S. berak. The comparison of 28 metric and 5 meristic parameters and morphological characters showed that the populations of the northern Euphrates River drainages are distinct and belong to a hitherto unnamed species. We describe it here as Squalius semae sp. n.