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Present status and re description of Iranibarbus or Luciobarbus barbuls Heckel 1849 a valid Cyprinidae species of Iran

Version 1 : Received: 11 September 2017 / Approved: 12 September 2017 / Online: 12 September 2017 (09:31:22 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 30 September 2017 / Approved: 1 October 2017 / Online: 1 October 2017 (06:30:03 CEST)

How to cite: Valiallahi, J.; Coad, B.W.. Present status and re description of Iranibarbus or Luciobarbus barbuls Heckel 1849 a valid Cyprinidae species of Iran. Preprints 2017, 2017090047 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0047.v1). Valiallahi, J.; Coad, B.W.. Present status and re description of Iranibarbus or Luciobarbus barbuls Heckel 1849 a valid Cyprinidae species of Iran. Preprints 2017, 2017090047 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0047.v1).

Abstract

Western Iran Barbus species, are scientifically, environmentally and economically important. Some of them are the largest riverine freshwater species, that will grow in size and weight to 170 cm, and 120 kg respectively. These species although are vulnerable species but there is scarce information on taxonomy or present environmentally status of these exclusive species. Luciobarbus barbulus is one of the uniquely significant large species. In order to find new record on present status of large Barbus species a sampling program carried out in western Iran, during the resent year since 2013 to now. The validity of Luciobarbus barbulus a Cyprinid fish, which several authors have synonymies with different species is reaffirmed. This species overlaps in distinction with L. mystaceus, L scheich, and other similar species. In this study re description of L.barbulus is given. Our study reviled that Luciobarbus barbulus(Heckel 1846) is valid species and differ from L. mystaceus, L scheich, L. kersin, L. pectoralis,  L. rajanorum. L. barbulus is not a subspecies of Luciobarbus mystaceus (Heckel 1846). This species differs from L. mystaceus in having thick and very wide fleshy lip, inferior mouth and slightly shorter head. In Luciobarbus barbulus  head is more inferior. The details of differences between these species are given. This species is one of stable growing fish without dimorphism, that retain it’s shape from a fingerling species to a giant fish. The details on new record, new photo of this exquisite species and other precious large Luciobarbus species are given.

Subject Areas

Cyprinidae; Luciobarbus barbulus; Luciobarbus, Iran; taxonomy

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Comment 1
Received: 12 September 2017
Commenter: Jalal Valiallahi
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: Is there anybody, may don't be concerned about losing of biodiversity on the earth?
Habitat and stock of Large Barbus species of Iran, are in danger, please help to save them from vanishing. There are seven large fish species lives at Zagrous mountains, we called them, the giants of Zagrous. Please let us know, everything you know about this lovely, kissable and edibles giants.
With best wishes for you and for all lovely species of the world.
Jala Valiallahi
the juniors student of Brian W. Coad.
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