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Iranocichla persa, a new cichlid species from southern Iran (Teleostei, Cichlidae) [ZooKeys]

Keywords : barcode region, inland fish, Middle East, Persian Gulf

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Iranocichla persa sp. n. is described from the Shur, Hasanlangi and Minab River drainages flowing into the Persian Gulf at the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. It is distinguished from I. hormuzensis, from the Mehran River drainage, by nuptial males having a bright orange breast and lower part of the head (vs. black), a poorly developed or invisible (vs. distinctive) “Tilapia-mark” in the dorsal fin and very clear white spots making almost wavy bars or stripes on the caudal fin (vs. without or with very few white spots).(...)

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