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A new species of the genus capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 from the Caspian Sea basin in Iran (Teleostei, Cyprinidae)

  • Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar
  • Soheil Eagderi
  • Hamid Reza Ghanavi
  • Ignacio Doadrio
Publishing year: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 137-155
Publication/Series: ZooKeys
Volume: 2017
Issue: 682
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers

Abstract english

A new species of algae-scraping cyprinid of the genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 is described from the Kheyroud River, located in the southern part of the Caspian Sea basin in Iran. The species differs from other members of this genus by a combination of the following characters: one pair of barbels; predorsal length equal to postdorsal length; maxillary barbel slightly smaller than eye’s horizontal diameter and reach to posterior margin of orbit; intranasal length slightly shorter than snout length; lateral line with 46–54 scales; 7–9 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line, and 6–7 scales between anal-fin origin and lateral line.


  • Biological Systematics
  • Algae-scraping cyprinid
  • Caspian Sea
  • Inland freshwater
  • Iran
  • Taxonomy


  • ISSN: 1313-2989
Hamid Ghanavi
E-mail: hamid [dot] ghanavi [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student



Research group

Systematic Biology Group




Main supervisor

Niklas Wahlberg

Assistant supervisor

Honor Prentice