Paraschistura ilamensis, a new species of loach from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

Paraschistura Morphology New species Tigris Iran.


May 19, 2015


Paraschistura ilamensis, new species, is described from the Tigris River drainage, Iran. It is distinguished from other species of Paraschistura in Iran by a combination of the following characters: emarginate caudal fin, stout, deep and scaled body, deep caudal peduncle, 7-10 irregular and interrupted vertical pale brown bars on flanks, two obvious dark spots on the upper and lower caudal fin unbranched rays, and moveable protuberance at the antero-ventral corner of the eye in males.