Was the extinct Cypriot Blenny an endemic species?

This year our team have collaborated with the Life Sciences department at the Natural History Museum, London to obtain preserved specimen samples of the Cyprus Freshwater Blenny Salaria fluviatilis and begin the process of trying to determine its phylogenetic origin. Samples of the 110 year old specimens, the only ones in existence, were provided to our team by curator of fishes James Maclaine. These were subsequently sent by us to the department of zoology at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in Austria to be included in a comprehensive phylogenetic study being overseen by Prof. Stephan Koblmüller and team; the eventual results will be published in an academic journal in 2019.