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Published: 2023-07-06
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Glyptothorax vatandousti, a new species of torrent catfish from the upper Karkheh drainage in Iran (Teleostei: Sisoridae)

211; Rashid str.; Tehran; Iran
Department of Biology; Lund University; Lund; Sweden
Museum für Naturkunde; Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science; 10115 Berlin; Germany
Pisces Barcoding Freshwater fish Taxonomy Western Asia


Glyptothorax vatandousti, new species, from the upper Karkheh drainage, a tributary of the Iranian Tigris, is distinguished from its congeners in the Persian Gulf basin by having the flank with a fine, pale-brown mottled pattern overlaid by small and large, blackish or dark-brown blotches, deep caudal-peduncle (its depth 1.1–1.3 times in length), and without, or with a pale-brown triangle-shaped blotch in front of dorsal-fin origin.



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