Paraschistura ilamensis, a new species of loach from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

  • Saber Vatandoust Department of Fisheries, Islamic Azad University, Babol Branch, Mazandarn, Iran.
  • Soheil Eagderi Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Karaj, Alborz, Iran.

Abstract

Paraschistura ilamensis, new species, is described from the Tigris River drainage, Iran. It is distinguished from other species of Paraschistura in Iran by a combination of the following characters: emarginate caudal fin, stout, deep and scaled body, deep caudal peduncle, 7-10 irregular and interrupted vertical pale brown bars on flanks, two obvious dark spots on the upper and lower caudal fin unbranched rays, and moveable protuberance at the antero-ventral corner of the eye in males.
Published
May 19, 2015
How to Cite
VATANDOUST, Saber; EAGDERI, Soheil. Paraschistura ilamensis, a new species of loach from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). International Journal of Aquatic Biology, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 177-182, may 2015. ISSN 2322-5270. Available at: <http://www.npajournals.com/ijab/index.php/ijab/article/view/401>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2017.
Section
Articles

Keywords

Paraschistura, Morphology, New species, Tigris, Iran.