Seminemacheilus dursunavsari, a new nemachelid species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Turkey

Erdogan CICEK

Abstract

Seminemacheilus dursunavsari, new species, is described from the Goksu River drainage, Eastern Mediterranean Basin, Konya Province, Turkey. This species is distinguished from the other members of the genus by a combination of the following characters: having irregular molted dark black spots and blotches on flanks, lacking blotches and spots on dorsal faces of head and ventral part of body, possessing fused black spots at base of caudal fin, a saddle-like black spot on the dorsal-fin origin, and blunt snout. Seminemacheilus dursunavsari n. sp. is also diagnosed from S. lendlii, S. ispartensis and S. ahmeti by 13 fixed, diagnostic nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region, and a K2P genetic distance of 5.8, 5.6 and 4.7%, respectively.

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