Turcinoemacheilus bahaii  Esmaeili, Sayyadzadeh, Özulug, Geiger & Freyhof, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: bahaii: Named for Bah?’al-D?n Muhammad ibn Husayn al-’?mil? (also known as Shaykh-i Bah?’?, Persian), a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet in 16th century Iran.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical

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Asia: Zayandeh River in central Iran.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95534)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal soft rays: 5. This species is distinguished uniquely from all congeners by the presence of a dark brown blotch on each side of the anal-fin base (vs. absence) and the position of anal-fin origin at a vertical of the tip of the dorsal fin when adpressed to the body (vs. anal-fin origin clearly behind vertical of tip of dorsal fin). It further differs from all congeners in the Middle East except Turcinoemacheilus hafezi by the more posterior position of the anus (distance from anus to anal-fin origin 0.1-0.4 times in distance from pelvic-fin to anal-fin origins). It can be separated from all its four congeners in the Middle East by having five fixed nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region studied (Ref. 95534).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality is a river with about 20 m width, substrate consisting of coarse gravel and boulders and fast-running water (Ref. 95534).

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Esmaeili, H.R., G. Sayyadzadeh, M. Özulug, M. Geiger and J. Freyhof, 2014. Three new species of Turcinoemacheilus from Iran and Turkey (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(3):257-273. (Ref. 95534)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00312 - 0.01398), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .