A new species of Petroleuciscus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Buyuk Menderes River, southwestern Anatolia, Turkey

Turan D. , Kalayci G. , Kaya C. , Bektas Y. , Kucuk F.

JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, vol.92, no.4, pp.875-887, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jfb.13525
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.875-887
  • Keywords: barcode region, coI, new chub, taxonomy, Turkey, FISH


Petroleuciscus ninae sp. nov. is described from the Buyuk Menderes River drainage. The new species is distinguished by having a black lateral stripe from head to base of caudal fin, stripe distinct anteriorly and posteriorly, wider than eye diameter; numerous black pigments on anal-fin rays; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 27-30% standard length (L-S); head width at posterior margin of eye 16-19% L-S; and eye diameter smaller than snout length. Petroleuciscus ninae is also distinguished from other species in adjacent waters by having six fixed diagnostic nucleotide substitutions in the mitochondrial DNA coI barcode region. (C) 2018 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles