A new endemic cyprinid species from the Danube drainage

Authors: Marčić, Z.; Buj, I.; Duplić, A.; ĆAleta, M.; Mustafić, P.; Zanella, D.; Zupančič, P.; Mrakovčić, M.

Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 79, Number 2, 1 August 2011 , pp. 418-430(13)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Populations of endemic Croatian dace were found to belong to two different species, one of which is first described in this study. Telestes karsticus sp. nov. differed morphologically from Telestes polylepis in the total count of lateral line scales, number of gill rakers and the shape of the posterior margin of the anal fin. Morphological differences were corroborated with mtDNA analyses (with p‐distance between T. polylepis and T. karsticus sp. nov. ranging between 3·2 and 4·1%; and the number of substitutions between 37 and 47). The newly described species is geographically very localized. It has been recorded from only four localities around Velika Kapela and Mala Kapela mountains in Croatia.

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03038.x

Publication date: August 1, 2011

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