Barbus

Turan, Davut, Kaya, Cüneyt, Geiger, Matthias & Freyhof, Jörg, 2018, Barbus anatolicus, a new barbel from the Kızılırmak and Yeşilırmak River drainages in northern Anatolia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), Zootaxa 4461 (4), pp. 539-557: 542

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.4.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:731C4539-95AA-4362-838A-4F80CFD44B5C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A247C93C-FFC2-A309-C1A4-FB62FA06F8D1

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Barbus
status

 

Key to species of Barbus  in the Middle East

1a 39–44 total vertebrae; small-sized fish reaching about 200 mm SL............................................... 2

1b 44–49 total vertebrae; large-sized fish reaching usually 300–500 mm SL.......................................... 5

2a Lower lip with a median lobe............................................................................. 3

2b Lower lip with a median swollen pad...................................................................... 4

3a 62–71 total lateral line scales; 6–8 gill rakers..................................................... B. niluferensis 

3b 52–61 total lateral line scales; 8–11 gill rakers.................................................. B. pergamonensis 

4a 69–87 lateral line scales........................................................................ B. miliaris 

4b 50–66 lateral line scales...................................................... B. cyri  / B. lacerta  / B. karunensis 

5a Lower lip with median lobe............................................................................. 6

5b Lower lip with median swollen pad....................................................................... 8

6a Flank plain-brown or with many minute dark-brown spots in adults...................................... B. rionicus 

6b Flank, back and head with many irregularly shaped black or brown spots, often also with large, dark-brown blotches in juve- niles and adults........................................................................................ 7

7a Lateral line with 54–58 scales; anal fin longer in female than in male................................... B. escherichii 

7b Lateral line with 58–71 scales; anal fin of equal length in female and in male............................. B. anatolicus 

8a Head length 1.2–1.5 times in body depth; snout length 1.5–1.7 times interorbital distance.................... B. oligolepis 

8a Head length 1.0–1.2 times body depth; snout length 1.4–1.5 times interorbital distance....................... B. tauricus