The westernmost known population of Paracobitis (Teleostei, Nemacheilidae), with the description of a new species from the Euphrates River in southern Anatolia

Kaya C. , Turan D. , Kalayci G. , Baycelebi E. , Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, cilt.4838, sa.4, ss.525-534, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 4838 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11646/zootaxa.4838.4.6
  • Dergi Adı: ZOOTAXA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.525-534


Paracobitis salihae, new species, from the Goksu River in the western upper Euphrates drainage, is distinguished from other Paracobitis species by possessing a truncate caudal-fin, and a dark-brown vermiculate or marbled colour pattern. It is also characterised by 19 variable nucleotide substitutions, three diagnostic nucleotides and 3.6% minimum K2P distance compared to geographically adjacent and related R zabgawraensis. Paracobitis salihae might be Critically Endangered and is threatened by darn constructions.