First record of the rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822) (Cyprinidae) from Karun River, Tigris River drainage, Iran

Soheil EAGDERI, Atta MOULUDI-SALEH, Seyed Ali NAZLABADI

Abstract

Fishes are widely introduced and translocated aquatics due to anthropological activities. The present study reports first record of the rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton, 1822) in Iran. Five specimens of L. rohita were collected from the Karun River, Tigris River drainage, near Shushtar city, Khuzestan Province, Iran. This species probably escaped from rearing farms around the Karun River due to careless management. Therefore, an effective management strategy required to minimize their negative impacts.

Keywords

Indian carp, Aquaculture, Shushtar, Exotic.

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