Karyology of an endemic Oxynoemacheilus simavicus (Balık & Bănărescu, 1978) (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)



The diploid chromosome number and chromosome morphologies of endemic Oxynoemacheilus simavicus (Balık & Bănărescu, 1978) were revealed out from Gediz River, Turkey. Metaphase chromosomes were obtained from head kidney cells. The diploid chromosome number was found as 50 and karyotype was consisted 13 pairs of biarmed and 12 pairs of uniarmed chromosomes. Fundamental arm number was calculated as 76. The obtained results shall contribute to nemacheilid chromosomal studies.


Fish cytotaxonomy, Chromosome, Gediz River, Turkey.

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