Oxynoemacheilus anatolicus Erk'akan, Özeren & Nalbant, 2008
Burdur loach
photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  8.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the input of Karamanli Dam Lake, located in Burdur, Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Differs from other species of the genus by dorsal fin with 5 and 7 branched rays; pectoral fin with 8 branched rays, length of pectoral fin, caudal fin with 18 branched rays, body and head shape, depth of the head, body and caudal peduncle, coloration of the body with very small irregular spots furnished by rings in the fresh material.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 09 January 2013 (B2ab(i,ii,iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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