Validation of Alburnus timarensis from the Lake Van basin, eastern Anatolia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)


Elp M., Ozulug M., Şen F., Freyhof J.

ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, vol.59, no.3, pp.235-244, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2013.841430
  • Journal Name: ZOOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-244
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The Lake Van basin located in eastern Anatolia is inhabited by two species of Alburnus: Alburnus tarichi is a migratory species foraging in the lake and spawning in all tributaries, while A. timarensis is resident in streams and is known only from one tributary of the lake, the Karasu. It could be shown that A. timarensis is a valid species, which is rediagnosed here. Both species are syntopic during the spawning season, but are well distinguished by size, gill raker and lateral line scale counts.