Review on the taxonomy of Tigris scraper, Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843) and its confirmation record from the Iranian part of Tigris River, Persian Gulf basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Hamid Reza ESMAEILI, Halimeh ZAREIAN, Soheil EAGDERI, Nisreen ALWAN


The systematics, morphology, distribution, and conservation of the Tigris scraper, Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843) are described and the species is illustrated.  Moreover, its new record from Iranian part of the Tigris River basin (a tributary of the Sirvan River) is reported and a bibliography on this species is provided.


Cyprinidae, First record, Capoeta damascina, Iran.

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