Vol. 59, 2020
Ichthyofauna From Iranian Freshwater: Annotated Checklist, Diagnosis, Taxonomy, Distribution and Conservation Assessment
Arash Jouladeh-Roudbar1, Hamid Reza Ghanavi2,*, and Ignacio Doadrio3
of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran,
Karaj, Alborz, Iran. E-mail: email@example.com
Received 13 August 2019 / Accepted 9 January 2020
is an annotated checklist of all recognized and named taxa of
freshwater fishes of Iran, documenting recent changes and controversies
in nomenclature, and including primary synonyms, updated from the
Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. (2015b) checklist. We provide an updated
comprehensive listing of taxonomy, diagnostic and meristic characters,
names, and conservation status, including detailed distribution maps.
We strive to record the most recent justified taxonomic assignment of
taxa in a hierarchical framework, providing annotations, including
alternative possible arrangements, for some proposed changes. We
provide common English and Persian names and detailed distributional
data for all taxa, listing occurrence by basins, including indications
of native, endemic, and translocated populations. We used the IUCN Red
List Categories and Criteria for classifying species at high risk of
global extinction. The diversity of freshwater fishes of Iran included
in this checklist, consists of 274 recognized species in 100 genera, 33
families, 20 orders and 3 classes. Also, for the first time we report
and confirm the presence of seven species Aphanius kruppi, Capoeta kaput, Luciobarbus conocephalus, Oxynoemacheilus veyselorum, O. gyndes, O. hanae and Squalius latus
from Iran basins. The confirmed freshwater fishes of Iran comprise 264
species in 97 genera, 33 families, 20 orders and 3 classes. Of the 241
endemic and native fish species listed the conservation statuses are as
follows, 1 Extinct in the Wild (EW), 17 Critically Endangered (CR), 12
Endangered (EN), 15 Vulnerable (VU), 9 Near Threatened (NT), 148 Least
Concern (LC) and 39 Data Deficient (DD). Forty four fish species (18.3%
of 241 species listed) are officially regarded as globally Threatened
(Critically Endangered [CR], Endangered [EN], or Vulnerable [VU]).
These numbers and percentages of Threatened species have increased
since the last checklist.
Key words: Alien Species, Conservation, Distribution, Fish, Iran, IUCN, Systematics, Taxonomy.
Jouladeh-Roudbar A, Ghanavi HR, Doadrio I. 2020. Ichthyofauna from
Iranian freshwater: Annotated checklist, diagnosis, taxonomy,
distribution and conservation assessment. Zool Stud 59:0d. doi:-.