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Present Status and Re-Description of Luciobarbus barbulus Heckel 1849 a Cyprinidae Species of IRAN

Version 1 : Received: 26 September 2017 / Approved: 27 September 2017 / Online: 27 September 2017 (04:19:31 CEST)

How to cite: Valiallahi, J.; Coad , B.W.. Present Status and Re-Description of Luciobarbus barbulus Heckel 1849 a Cyprinidae Species of IRAN. Preprints 2017, 2017090135 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0135.v1). Valiallahi, J.; Coad , B.W.. Present Status and Re-Description of Luciobarbus barbulus Heckel 1849 a Cyprinidae Species of IRAN. Preprints 2017, 2017090135 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0135.v1).

Abstract

Western Iran barb species are scientifically, environmentally, and economically important. Some of them are the largest riverine freshwater species, which will grow in size and weight to 170 cm, and 120 kg respectively. Although these species are vulnerable, there is little information on taxonomy or environmental status of the species Luciobarbus barbulus is one of the important large species. In order to find the new record on the present status of large barb species sampling program carried out in western Iran, during the resent year since 2013 to now. This species overlaps in distinction with L. mystaceus, L scheich, and other similar species. In this study re-description of L.barbulus is given. 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, retain its shape from a fingerling species to a giant fish.

Subject Areas

Cyprinidae; Luciobarbus barbulus; Luciobarbus; taxonomy; Iran

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