Freshwater Fishes of Iran

Contents

Revised:  04 March 2017

1. Introduction - (includes as one file Contents, Acknowledgements, Purpose, Materials and Methods, History of Research, Fisheries, Geography, Climate, Habitats, Environmental Change, Drainage Basins, Scientific Names, Fish Structure, Collecting Fishes, Preserving Fishes, Checklists, Glossaries, and Quotes).

2. Keys - active but still under construction.

3. Species Accounts

      a. Description + Acipenseridae;

       b. Cyprinidae (Abramis to Cyprinus; and Garra to Vimba);

       c. Cobitidae + Nemacheilidae + Salmonidae + Cyprinodontidae;

       d. Sparidae + Cichlidae + Gobiidae.

4. Bibliography 1711-2013 (note the papers listed in Published Accounts have updated bibliographies and contain references not found here).

5. Published Accounts

The families Adrianichthyidae (Oryzias latipes), Percichthyidae (Morone saxatilis), Centrarchidae (Lepomis macrochirus and Micropterus salmoides), Mullidae (Mullus barbatus), Scophthalmidae (Psetta maxima) and Pleuronectidae (Platichthys flesus) are deleted from this work as the species therein have not been confirmed from Iran (see Coad and Abdoli (1993b) for some details).

Revised sections of this website appeared as review articles in the Iranian Journal of Ichthyology (http://ijichthyol.org/) and the International Journal of Aquatic Biology (www. ij-aquaticbiology.com), both published by the Iranian Society of Ichthyology. These families are no longer accessible here and will not be updated further.

Families

Genera

Common Names

Journal

Anguillidae

Anguilla

Freshwater Eels

International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 4(2):102-107, 2016.

Atherinidae

Atherina

Silversides

International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 3(5):282-289, 2015.

Bagridae

Mystus

Bagrid Catfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(4):218-257, 2014

Carcharhindae

Carcharhinus

Freshwater Sharks

International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 3(4):216-221, 2015

Chanidae

Chanos

Milkfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2(2):65-79, 2015

Channidae

Channa

Snakeheads

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 3(1):65-72, 2016.

Clupeidae Alosa, Clupeonella, Tenualosa

Herrings

 
Esocidae

Esox

Pikes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 3(3):161-180, 2016.

Gasterosteidae

Gasterosteus, Pungitius

Sticklebacks

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2(3):133-147, 2015.

Heteropneustidae

Heteropneustes

Stinging Catfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(4):218-257, 2014

Lotidae

Lota

Cuskfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 3(4):229-235, 2016

Mastacembelidae

Mastacembelus

Spiny Eels

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2(1):1-12, 2015

Mugilidae

Chelon, Ellochelon, Mugil, Planiliza (and Liza)

Mullets

 
Percidae

Perca, Sander

Perches

International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 4(3):143-170, 2016.

Petromyzontidae Caspiomyzon Lampreys International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 4(4):256-278, 2016.
Poeciliidae Gambusia, Poecilia, Xiphophorus

Livebearers

 

Siluridae

Silurus

Sheatfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(4):218-257, 2014

Sisoridae

Glyptothorax

Sisorid Catfishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(4):218-257, 2014

Syngnathidae

Syngnathus

Pipefishes

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2(3):133-147, 2015.


 

Alphabetical Links to Genera

Abramis     Acanthalburnus     Acanthobrama     Acanthopagrus     Acipenser     Alburnoides     Alburnus     Anatirostrum     Aphanius     Aspidoparia    Aspiolucius    Aspius    Babka     Barbus     Barilius     Benthophiloides     Benthophilus     Blicca     Boleophthalmus     Capoeta     Capoetobrama     Carasobarbus     Carassius    Caspiosoma    Chasar     Chondrostoma     Cobitis     Coregonus     Crossocheilus     Ctenopharyngodon     Cyprinion     Cyprinus     Garra     Glossogobius     Gobio     Hemiculter     Hemigrammocapoeta     Huso     Hypophthalmichthys     Hyrcanogobius     Ilamnemacheilus     Iranocichla     Iranocypris     Knipowitschia     Kosswigobarbus    Labeo     Leucaspius     Luciobarbus     Mesogobius     Mesopotamichthys     Metaschistura     Misgurnus     Mylopharyngodon     Neogobius     Oncorhynchus     Oreochromis     Oxynoemacheilus     Parabramis     Paracobitis     Paraschistura     Pelecus     Periophthalmus     Petroleuciscus     Pimephales     Ponticola     Proterorhinus     Pseudogobio     Pseudorasbora    Pseudoscaphirhynchus     Rhinogobius     Rhodeus     Romanogobio     Rutilus     Sabanejewia     Salmo     Salvelinus     Scardinius     Schizocypris     Schizopygopsis     Schizothorax     Seminemacheilus     Squalius     Stenodus     Tilapia     Tinca     Tor     Triplophysa     Turcinoemacheilus     Vimba        

Alphabetical Links to Families

Acipenseridae     Cichlidae     Cobitidae     Cyprinidae     Cyprinodontidae     Gobiidae     Nemacheilidae     Salmonidae     Sparidae

Marine species entering fresh water from the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman can be accessed through a Marine List in the Checklists of the Introduction.

Brian W. Coad ( www.briancoad.com)