Alburnus nasreddini, a synonym of A. escherichii (Teleostei: Leuciscidae)

Zootaxa. 2020 Dec 8;4894(1):zootaxa.4894.1.7. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4894.1.7.

Abstract

Alburnus nasreddini described from Lake Eber in Central Anatolia is a junior synonym of A. escherichii, a widespread species in adjacent Sakarya River drainage. We found no morphological characters to distinguish Alburnus nasreddini from A. escherichii and both are poorly distinguished on a molecular level also.

Keywords: Pisces, Turkey, freshwater fish, taxonomy, morphology.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cyprinidae*
  • Lakes
  • Rivers