Tuesday, December 6, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2014] Valencia robertae • A New Killifish (Cyprinodontiformes: Valenciidae) from southern Greece

Valencia robertae 
Freyhof,  Kärst & Geiger, 2014 

Valencia robertae, new species, from the lower Pinios in northern Peloponnese and Mornos Rivers in southern mainland of Greece is distinguished from V. letourneuxi and V. hispanica by having short lateral bars or vertically elongated small blotches along the midlateral body and an almost triangular anal fin in females, prominent lateral bars between the axial blotch and the caudal-fin base and a long anal fin reaching almost or to the first caudal-fin rays in males larger than 27 mm SL. It is also distinguished by 32 fixed, diagnostic nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region.

 Freyhof, J., Kärst, H. and Geiger, M. 2014. Valencia robertae, A New Killifish from southern Greece (Cyprinodontiformes: Valenciidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 24(4); 289-298.

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