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

Esmaeili, Hamid Reza; Sayyadzadeh, Golnaz; Seehausen, Ole (2016). Iranocichla persa, a new cichlid species from southern Iran (Teleostei, Cichlidae). Zookeys, 636(636), pp. 141-161. Pensoft Publishers 10.3897/zookeys.636.10571

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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). Mitochondrial DNA sequence characters suggest that both Iranocichla species are closely related but form two distinct clades, diagnosable by several fixed mutations in ND2, D-loop and partially by COI sequences. Populations from Kol River drainage, which is situated in-between the Mehran and the Shur River drainages, are more similar to I. hormuzensis in terms of their male nuptial coloration but to I. persa sp. n. in their mitochondrial sequence characters. Their status requires further investigation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Seehausen, Ole

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1313-2989

Publisher:

Pensoft Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

07 Feb 2017 16:10

Last Modified:

10 Sep 2017 07:57

Publisher DOI:

10.3897/zookeys.636.10571

PubMed ID:

27917068

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.90959

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90959

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