Pseudophoxinus cilicicus, a new spring minnow from southern Anatolia (Teleostei: Leuciscidae)

Sac G. , Ozulug M. , GEIGER M. F. , Freyhof J.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4671, no.1, pp.105-118, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4671 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4671.1.8
  • Title of Journal : ZOOTAXA
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-118


Pseudophoxinus cilicicus, new species, is described from the Arsuz, Ccyhan and Seyhan river drainages in the Gulf of Iskenderun. It is distinguished from other members of the Pseudophoxinus zeregi species group by having a complete lateral line with 38-45 + 2-3 scales, the lower lip usually slightly projecting beyond the tip of the upper lip, a prominent black stripe along the flank, and no black pigments below the lateral line. Pseudophoxinus cilicicus is distinguished from P. zekayi by a minimum K2P distance of 3.8% based on the mitochondria! DNA barcode region. Pseudophoxinus atropatenus and P. sojuchbulagi are returned to the genus Rutilus.