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Alburnoides recepi, a junior synonym of Alburnus caeruleus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)



Alburnoides recepi was described from the stream Merzimen, a tributary of the Euphrates in Turkey. Morphometric, meristic and molecular (Cyt b) characters of A. recepi are largely overlapping or even identical with those of Alburnus         caeruleus, a species known from the Qweik, Euphrates and Tigris River drainages. Alburnoides recepi is treated as a synonym of A. caeruleus.


Pisces, Euphrates River, Cyt b, Biodiversity

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