Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988

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: 16

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Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988
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Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988 

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Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988: 426  , fig. 1 (type locality: Turkey: Elazig Province: a creek at Cip, 15 km west of Elaziğ, in drainage of Murat Nehri, a tributary of Euphrates River; 38.700 39.083).

Material examined. FSJF 2495, 15, 88–132 mm SL; Turkey: Elazığ prov.: canal below Cipköy reservoir, at picnic area, 38.678 39.064  .— FSJF 2559, 4, 77–88 mm SL; Turkey: Adıyaman prov.: stream Eğri about 6 km south of Adıyaman, tributary to Atatürk damlake, 37.741 38.335  .

Material used in molecular genetic analysis. FSJF DNA-903; Turkey: Elazığ prov.: canal below Cipköy reservoir, at picnic area, 38.678 39.064. (GenBank accession numbers: KP 050510, KP 050513, KP 050514, KP 050517, KP 050527)  .

Diagnosis. Cobitis elazigensis  is distinguished from C. avicennae  from the Iranian Tigris River drainage by having two laminae circularis in the male (vs. one).

Distribution. Cobitis elazigensis  is widespread in the upper Euphrates River drainage south to the Atatürk reservoir. It might be more widespread in the Euphrates and records of Cobitis  from the Syrian Euphrates (Coad 2010) might belong to this species.

Remarks. Erk'akan et al. (1999) identified this species as C. simplicispina  but molecular data ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1) place C. elazigensis  in the C. linea  species group ( C. linea  , C. aliyeae  , C. anabelae  , C. erkakanae  , and C. levantina  ). See below for details to distinguish C. elazigensis  from other species in the C. linea  species group and from other Cobitis  species found in the Persian Gulf basin. Based on DNA barcoding C. elazigensis  is well separated from all other included Cobitis  and by a minimum K2P distance of 4.7% to C. linea  , also supported as PTP entity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Cypriniformes

Family

Cobitidae

Genus

Cobitis

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Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988

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

2018
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Cobitis elazigensis Coad & Sarieyyüpoglu, 1988 : 426

Coad, B. W. & Sarieyyupoglu, M. 1988: 426