Paracobitis persa Freyhof, Esmaeili, Sayyadzadeh & Geiger, 2014
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  8.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Mallosjsn spring and Sivand River of the Kor basin in southern Iran.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from its superficially similar species Paracobitis malapterura by the following characters: caudal adipose crest very shallow with depth at the highest point being 2.1-3.2% SL (vs. 3.3-3.8 in Paracobitis malapterura of same size); anterior nostril tube not reaching beyond the posterior tip of the posterior nostril when folded back (vs. fully overlapping posterior nostril when folded back in Paracobitis malapterura); and midlateral stripe always disconnected from the blocthes and saddles on the caudal adipose crest ( vs. connected in individuals over 50 mm SL) (Ref. 97574). Description: 7 1/2 branched dorsal rays; 5 1/2 branched anal rays; 9-11 branched pectoral rays; 7-8 branched pelvic rays;
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.12.14

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