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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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.


External organisations
  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
  • University of Tehran
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Biological Systematics


  • Algae-scraping cyprinid, Caspian Sea, Inland freshwater, Iran, Taxonomy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-155
Number of pages19
Issue number682
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch