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Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, a new nemacheilid loach

AutorInnen: 
Freyhof, J., Geiger, M.F.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2021
Vollständiger Titel: 
Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, a new nemacheilid loach from the upper Orontes in southern Syria
ZFMK-Autorinnen / ZFMK-Autoren: 
Publiziert in: 
Zootaxa
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4908.4.9
Keywords: 
Freshwater fish, taxonomy, Middle East, biodiversity
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Freyhof, J., Geiger, M.F. (2021): Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, a new nemacheilid loach from the upper Orontes in southern Syria (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). - Zootaxa 4908 (4): 571–583. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4908.4.9
Abstract: 

Oxynoemacheilus shehabi, new species, is described from the upper Orontes in southern Syria. It is distinguished from other Oxynoemacheilus species in the Levant by possession of a complete lateral line, a deeply emarginate caudal fin, a narrow caudal peduncle, a sub orbital groove in male individuals, a well-developed pelvic axillary lobe, and 5–7 darkbrown bars on the flank. Molecular data suggest that the new species is characterised by a minimum K2P distance of 3.8% to O. “seyhanicola” in the COI mtDNA barcode region.

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