Range extension and a new locality for the lake goby Rhinogobius lindbergi Berg, 1933 in the upper Tigris River drainage, Iran



The occurrence of the exotic Rhinogobius lindbergi (Gobiidae) has been previously reported from Hari, Caspian Sea, Namak and Urmia basins of Iran. It is also formerly reported from the Persian Gulf basin, in Iraq and recently from Iranian part of the Tigris River basin. This study reports range extension and a new locality for R. lindbergi Berg, 1933 from the upper Tigris River drainage in Iran. The collected specimens probably translocated inadvertently with Chinese major carps, which introduced to the region for aquaculture purpose.


Tigris River drainage, Iran, Zoogeography, Gobiidae.

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