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Journal of Fisheries International
Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 69-85
Seven New Species of Barbatula, Three New Species of Schistura and a New Species of Seminemacheilus (Ostariophysi: Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae) from Turkey
Fusun Erk`Akan , Theodor T. Nalbant and S. Cevher Özeren
 
Abstract: Eleven new species of nemacheilid fishes, included in genera Barbatula, Schistura and Seminemacheilus are described various fershwater basin systems in Turkey. New species are distinguished by following characters: general shape of the body and of head, fin rays formulas, shape of mouth and lips, presence/absence of processus dentiformis on the upper jaw, suborbital flap on the head, adipose crests above and below the caudal peduncle, complete or incomplete of lateral line, swim-bladder bony capsule shape and colour pattern. Besides, some morphometric ratios derived from twenty-seven morphometric characters are used in the study.
 
How to cite this article:
Fusun Erk`Akan , Theodor T. Nalbant and S. Cevher Özeren , 2007. Seven New Species of Barbatula, Three New Species of Schistura and a New Species of Seminemacheilus (Ostariophysi: Balitoridae: Nemacheilinae) from Turkey. Journal of Fisheries International, 2: 69-85.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jfish.2007.69.85