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Taxonomic Status of the Genus Sabanejewia (Cobitidae) from Kura-Aras River System (Turkey)

Published Online: 30 Apr 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 24 (2022) - Issue 1 (April 2022)
Page range: 83 - 94
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Abstract

Sabanejewia is a member of the family Cobitidae found in Europe and Asia. In previous studies, S. balcanica, S. caucasica, S. aurata and S. caspia were reported from Turkey. Of these S. aurata and S. caspia were reported from the Kura-Aras Basin. We examined morphological characters and molecular data of the Sabanejewia specimens from Turkish parts of the Kura-Aras river system to determine their taxonomic status. We found no differences between the Kura and Aras rivers’ populations in terms of morphology, but different populations showed a genetic distance of 0.1-1.9%. All the studied populations were identified as S. aurata. In addition, we could not find any evidence for the presence of S. caucasica and S. caspia in Turkey.

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