First record of Petroleuciscus esfahani Coad and Bogutskaya, 2010 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from the Karun River drainage, Persian Gulf basin, Iran

Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar, Soheil Eagderi, Ali Soleimani


Petroleuciscus esfahani Coad and Bogutskaya, 2010 formerly believed to be an endemic species in endorheic Esfahan basin, was recorded for the first time in the exorheic Karun River drainage, Persian Gulf basin, Iran. This new record likely shows overlooking of this species in the Persian Gulf basin. In this study, distribution and possible dispersal mechanisms of this species were discussed and also provides its morphometric and meristic data based on the collected specimens.


Beheshtabad River, Distribution, Persian Gulf, Iran.

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