Vertebrate Zoology 67(2): 125-132, doi:
Chondrostoma esmaeilii, a new cyprinid species from the Tigris basin in Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
expand article infoSoheil Eagderi, Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar, Sevil Sungur Birecikligil, Erdoğan Çiçek, Brian W. Coad
‡ Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
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A new species of Chondrostoma is described from Iranian part of the Tigris river drainage. This species differs from other species of the genus Chondrostoma in Iran and Euphrates-Tigris river drainage by a combination of characters, including lack of a horny blade on lower jaw; arched mouth; 8 branched dorsal-fin rays (9 in holotype), and 10 branched anal-fin rays; 51 – 58 lateral line scales, 8 – 9 scales above the lateral line, 5 – 6 scales below the lateral line and short, 14 – 16 circum-peduncular scales, and 15 – 17 gill rakers along the entire gill arch.
Cyprinidae, Freshwater fish, Biodiversity, Morphology