Checklist of freshwater fishes of Iran

Hamid Reza ESMAEILI, Golnaz SAYYADZADEH, Soheil EAGDERI, Keyvan ABBASI

Abstract

This checklist aims to list all the reported Iranian inland fishes. It lists 297 species in 109 genera, 30 families, 24 orders and 3 classes reported from different Iranian basins. However, presence of 23 reported species in Iranian waters needs confirmation by specimens. The most diverse order is Cypriniformes (176 species, 59.3%), followed by Gobiiformes (42 species, 14.1%), Cyprinodontiformes (19 species, 6.4%), and Clupeiformes (11 species, 3.7%). Ninety-five endemic species (32%) in 7 families and 29 exotic species (9.76%) in 11 families are listed here.

Keywords

Fish diversity, Distribution, Taxonomy, Systematics, Endemic species, Exotic species.

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