Four new species and one new subspecies of the genus Cobitis(Pisces: Ostariophysi: Cobitidae) from Turkey

Authors: Füsun ERKAKAN, F. Güler ATALAY - EKMEKÇİ, Teodor T. NALBANT

Abstract: On the basis of morphological characters such as the shape of the mouth, suborbital spines, lamina circularis subdorsal scales, pigmentation and fin ray formulas four new species ( kellei, fahireae, splendens and puncticulata) and one subspecies ( C. vardarensis kurui) of genus Cobitis from Turkey are described.

Keywords: Cobitidae, Cobitis, new species, Turkey.

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