Oxynoemacheilus ciceki Sungur, Jalili & Eagderi, 2017
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.83 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asai: Sultan Marsh, Kayseri Province, Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Oxynoemacheilus ciceki is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: flank yellowish brown or pale gray with irregular spot; cheeks with numerous tiny spots; absence of scale; thinner caudal peduncle; complete lateral line; supra-temporal canal with 4 central and 4 lateral pores; lower lip thick with a deep median interruption and marked furrows and small median incision in upper lip (Ref. 118065). Description: 4 unbranched and 7½ branched rays on dorsal fin; 3 unbranched and 5½ branched rays on anal fin; 10-11 branched rays on pectoral fin; 7-8 branched rays on pelvic fin; absence of pigment or presence of brown spots on 3 first rays and rarely on others (Ref. 118065).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.06.18

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