Review of the danionids of Iran (Family Danionidae)

Brian W. Coad


The systematics, morphology, distribution, biology and economic importance of the danionids of Iran are described, the species are illustrated, and a bibliography on these fishes in Iran is provided. There are two native species in the genera Barilius and Cabdio found in southwestern and southeastern Iran, respectively.


Biology, Morphology, Barilius, Cabdio.

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