Cobitis kellei

Freyhof, Jörg, Bayçelebi, Esra & Geiger, Matthias, 2018, Review of the genus Cobitis in the Middle East, with the description of eight new species (Teleostei: Cobitidae), Zootaxa 4535 (1), pp. 1-75: 23

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4535.1.1

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scientific name

Cobitis kellei
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Cobitis kellei  Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

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Cobitis kellei  Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998: 10, fig. 1 (type locality: Turkey: Tigris drainage: Göksu stream, Çınar, Diyarbakir).

Material examined. None

Material used in molecular genetic analysis. None

Diagnosis. Cobitis kellei  is distinguished from C. avicennae  from the Iranian Tigris drainage by having one row of indistinct, minute, roundish, dark-grey dots in Z4 (vs. distinct, large dark-brown blotches in Z4, usually horizontally elongated on the anterior body, roundish or vertically elongated on caudal peduncle) and from C. elazigensis  from the Euphrates drainage by having one lamina circularis in the male (vs. two).

Distribution. Cobitis kellei  has only been found once in the stream Göksu in the upper Tigris drainage.

Remarks. Cobitis kellei  was found only once, in 1974, but has not been found since, despite intensive research in the area (E. Ünlü pers. comm. 2014, C. Kaya pers. comm. 2018, own field data). The stream Göksu has been dammed in its lower part, but its middle and upper part are in a good ecological status with clear water and many fish. It remains unclear why C. kellei  has not been found again in the stream Göksu or elsewhere.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Cypriniformes

Family

Cobitidae

Genus

Cobitis

Loc

Cobitis kellei

Freyhof, Jörg, Bayçelebi, Esra & Geiger, Matthias 2018

2018
Loc

Cobitis kellei

Erk'akan, F. & Atalay-Ekmekci, F. G. & Nalbant, T. T. 1998: 10

1998