Oxynoemacheilus species

Freyhof, Jörg, Yoğurtçuoğlu, Baran & Kaya, Cüneyt, 2021, Oxynoemacheilus sarus, a new nemacheilid loach from the lower Ceyhan and Seyhan in southern Anatolia (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae), Zootaxa 4964 (1), pp. 123-139: 126

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4964.1.6

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:3B20B390-C5F6-4204-AB5B-B2BD1950D3B7

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4741141

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F8E929-0912-FFCB-9DCA-FCBEFA7C9198

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Plazi

scientific name

Oxynoemacheilus species
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Key to Oxynoemacheilus species   from the Göksu, Seyhan, Ceyhan and Orontes rivers, plus coastal drainages within their bounds

(Modified from Kaya et al. 2020)

1a Suborbital groove absent in male......................................................................... 2

1b Suborbital groove present in male........................................................................ 6

2a Caudal fin slightly emarginate, almost truncate................................................... O. seyhanensis  

2b Caudal fin deeply emarginate or forked.................................................................... 3

3b Lateral line terminating above anal-fin base or on hypural complex; many isolated and embedded scales on back and flank in front of dorsal-fin origin; shortest middle caudal-fin ray 1.1–1.3 times in length of longest ray of upper caudal-fin lobe.............................................................................................. O. ceyhanensis  

3a Lateral line terminating anterior to or below dorsal-fin base, rarely above anus or anal-fin base; no or very few ( O. namiri   ) isolated and embedded scales on back and flank in front of dorsal-fin origin; shortest, middle caudal-fin ray 1.3–1.5 times in length of longest ray of upper caudal-fin lobe in O. namiri   and O. amanos   ; 1.2–1.4 in O. cilicicus   , in which lateral line is terminating in front of or below dorsal-fin base........................................................................ 4

4a Flank pattern usually with 6–17, very distinct and regularly shaped and set bars, usually all or most flank-bars, at least behind dorsal-fin base, extending to middorsal saddles and usually meeting contralaterals........................... O. namiri  

4b Flank pattern mottled or with many, very narrow, irregularly shaped and set, pale-brown bars, usually flank-bars separated from middorsal saddles and not meeting contralaterals............................................................. 5

5a Lateral line with 23–45 pores; infraorbital canal with 10–14 pores; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 1.2–1.4 times in HL................................................................................................. O. amanos  

5b Lateral line with 13–23 pores; infraorbital canal with 8–10 pores; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 1.0–1.2 times in HL.................................................................................................. O. cilicicus  

6a Caudal-fin pattern very indistinct, almost or completely absent....................................... O. seyhanicola  

6b. Caudal fin with dark-brown bands of elongated blotches....................................................... 7

7a A bold, black blotch or spot at upper and lower caudal-fin base................................................. 8

7b One central, bold-brown blotch or no blotch on caudal-fin base, often an irregularly-shaped black bar at caudal-fin base.... 9

8a 5–7 flank-bars, irregularly shaped and set, extending to the middorsal saddles and meeting the contralaterals; caudal peduncle 1.8–2.4 times longer than deep................................................................... O. shehabi  

8b A midlateral series of large blotches, usually disconnected from saddles on back, caudal peduncle 1.4–1.8 times longer than deep.......................................................................................... O. sarus  

9a Caudal peduncle depth 1.4–1.9 times in its length; middle caudal-fin ray 64–74% of length of longest ray in upper caudal-fin lobe......................................................................................... O. hamwii  

9b Caudal peduncle depth 1.8–3.5 times in its length; middle caudal-fin ray 74–91% of length of longest ray in upper caudal-fin lobe............................................................................................... 10

10a A yellowish triangle at upper and lower posteriormost portions of caudal peduncle; caudal peduncle depth 1.8–2.4 times in its length; caudal fin emarginate, middle caudal-fin ray 80–91% of the length of the longest ray in the upper caudal-fin lobe................................................................................................. O. evreni  

10b No yellowish triangles at posteriormost portion of caudal peduncle; caudal peduncle depth 2.2–3.5 times in its length; middle caudal-fin ray 74–83% of the length of the longest ray in the upper caudal-fin lobe........................ O. samanticus