Dzihunia, a new genus of nemacheiline loaches from the Aral Sea basin (Pisces: Cypriniformes: Balitoridae)

A.M. Prokofiev

Abstract. Dzihunia gen. n. is described for Nemacheilus amudarjensis Rass, 1929 and N. ilan Turdakov, 1936, stat. n. (= N. amudarjensis ilan). The new genus is distinguished from other Nemacheilinae by the peculiar epidermal spinulation on head and body, unique mouth structure and some other characters. N. amudarjensis choresmi Berg, 1932 is considered a synonym of the nominotypical subspecies.

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2001, 10(1): 209–213  ▪  Published in print 25 December 2001


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