A description of three new species of the genus Pseudophoxinus from Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Leuciscinae)

N.G. Bogutskaya, F. Küçük & M.A. Atalay

Abstract. Three new species of the genus Pseudophoxinus are described from Turkey. Pseudophoxinus elizavetae sp. n. is distinguished from all other species of the genus by having terminal mouth; eye diameter less than snout length; lateral line incomplete, narrowly interrupted on caudal peduncle, number of lateral line scales 42-60; scales in lateral series 60-68; number of gill rakers 11-13; total vertebrae (36)37; caudal vertebrae 15(16); no lateral stripe in alive individuals. Pseudophoxinus zekayi sp. n. differs in terminal mouth; eye diameter markedly greater than snout length; lateral line complete, number of lateral line scales 37-42; number of gill rakers 8; total vertebrae 36-37; caudal vertebrae 15-16; no lateral stripe in alive individuals. Pseudophoxinus firati sp. n. is distinguished by dorsal fin with commonly 4 simple rays; subterminal mouth; eye diameter less than snout length; back markedly humped; lateral line complete or slightly incomplete (narrowly interrupted on caudal peduncle); number of lateral line scales 15-44; scales in lateral series 45-51; number of gill rakers 6-7, rarely 8; total vertebrae 37-38(39); caudal vertebrae 16-17; deep dark lateral stripe in alive individuals. A comparison with other species of Pseudophoxinus s. str. from Turkey and the type species of the genus, P. zeregi, is given.

Zoosystematica Rossica, 2006, 15(2): 335–341  ▪  Published in print 2 March 2007


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