Oxynoemacheilus samanticus

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Oxynoemacheilus samanticus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Oxynoemacheilus
O. samanticus
Binomial name
Oxynoemacheilus samanticus
  • Orthrias brandtii samantica Bănărescu & Nalbant, 1978
  • Barbatula samantica (Banarescu & Nalbant, 1978)
  • Schistura samantica (Bănărescu & Nalbant, 1978)

Oxynoemacheilus samanticus, the Kizilirmak sportive loach, is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Oxynoemacheilus.[3] It is found in streams and rivers with a fast current over gravel substrate and is endemic to eastern Anatolia, Turkey where it is found in the Kizilirmak system which darins into the Black Sea, as well as the headwaters of the Euphrates.[1]


  1. ^ a b Freyhof, J. (2014). "Oxynoemacheilus samanticus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T19430738A19849836. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T19430738A19849836.en. Downloaded on 03 January 2018.
  2. ^ Rainer Froese; Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). "Oxynoemacheilus samanticus (Bănărescu & Nalbant, 1978) Kizilirmak sportive loach". Fishbase. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Kottelat, M. (2012): Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. No. 26: 1-199.