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

Taxonomy Freshwater Middle East Urmia barb Orumiyeh Cypriniformes.

Authors

  • Soheil Eagderi
    soheil.eagderi@yahoo.com
    Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Nasrin Nikmehr Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Erdogan í‡ií§ek Department of Biology, Faculty of Art and Science, Nevsehir Hacı Bektas Veli University, Nevsehir, Turkey.
  • Hamid Reza Esmaeili Ichthyology and Molecular Systematics Research Laboratory, Zoology Section, Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
  • Saber Vatandoust Department of Fisheries, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran.
  • Hamed Mousavi-Sabet Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara, Guilan, Iran.
August 25, 2019

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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).