COBITIS FUSUNAE, A NEW SPINED LOACH SPECIES (TELEOSTEI: COBITIDAE) FROM THE SULTAN MARSH, KAYSERI, TURKEY COBITIS FUSUNAE, A NEW SPINED LOACH SPECIES

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Filiz Özdemir

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Cobitis fusunae is a new species described from the Sultan Marshes, Kayseri Province, Turkey. This species differs from the congener species of Cental Anatolian Basins by the combination of the following characters (none unique to the species): No black spot on caudal-fin base, having Z4 with dark-black stripe, pigmentation below Z4, merged Z1-Z3 postdorsally, 12-18 small mid dorsal blotches and one lamina circularis in males, two fixed, diagnostic nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region, and a minimum K2P genetic distance of 5.4%.

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ÖZDEMIR, Filiz. COBITIS FUSUNAE, A NEW SPINED LOACH SPECIES (TELEOSTEI: COBITIDAE) FROM THE SULTAN MARSH, KAYSERI, TURKEY. Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 4, p. 593-599, jan. 2019. ISSN 1303-5002. Available at: <http://hjbc.hacettepe.edu.tr/index.php/hjbc/article/view/181>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2019.
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