First record of the loach fish Paracobitis cf. malapterura in the Kavir basin, northern Iran

Saber Vatandoust, Arash Joladeh Roudbar, Hamed Mousavi-Sabet


The loach fish Paracobitis cf. malapterura Valenciennes, 1846 (Nemacheilidae), formerly believed to be an endemic species in the Caspian Sea basin, was recorded for the first time in the upper Kavir basin. This extension of its recorded range makes it likely that it has been overlooked in other parts of the Kavir basin.


Nam River, Iran, zoogeography, Nemacheilidae

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