Barbus urmianus a new species from Urmia Lake basin, Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Soheil Eagderi, Nasrin Nikmehr, Erdogan Çiçek, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Saber Vatandoust, Hamed Mousavi-Sabet


Barbus urmianus from the Mahabad-Chai River in Urmia Lake basin, is distinguished from its congeners in the B. lacerta group by a well-developed middle pad of the lower lip, a shorter postdorsal length (25.2–42.0 vs. 46.4–60.7% SL), long anal fin (11.0–23.0 vs. 6.0–10.4% SL), short dorsal-fin base (9.2–15.6 vs. 16.1–22.6% SL), less scales in the caudal peduncle (14–23 vs. 25–35), and 64–85 scales on the lateral line (vs. 52–70).


Taxonomy, Freshwater, Middle East, Urmia barb, Orumiyeh, Cypriniformes.

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