Oxynoemacheilus amanos, a new nemacheilid loach from the Orontes River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

Kaya C., YOĞURTÇUOĞLU B., Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4938, no.5, pp.559-570, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4938 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4938.5.3
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.559-570
  • Keywords: Freshwater fish, taxonomy, Middle East, Amanos mountains, Hatay, SOUTHERN ANATOLIA, FAULT ZONE, TURKEY, CEYHAN, EAST, CYPRINIDAE, CILICICUS, DIVERSITY, SEYHAN
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Oxynoemacheilus amanos, new species, is described from Incesu spring in the upper Hupnik drainage, a northern tributary of the lower Orontes in Turkey. It is distinguished from the other Oxynoemacheilus species in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea basin by possession of an incomplete lateral line with 23-45 pores, terminating between the vertical through the dorsal fin origin and the anus, 10-13 pores in the infraorbital canal, a deeply emarginate caudal fin, no suborbital groove in the male, and a series of irregularly shaped and set dark-brown bars on the flank, not connected to saddles on the back.