A New Record of Paracobitis rhadinaea (Regan, 1906)


1 O. Rafieyan*1, A. A. Darvishsefat2, S. Babaii1, A. Mataji1

2 1*, A. Gharaei1


After around a hundred years of being without any record of occurrence of Paracobitis rhadinaea, a species of Nemacheiline loach, in Sistan basin, southeast of Iran, the year 2012 was the turning point of wild life in this area. Twenty-five specimens were caught from Chahnimeh Reservoir, a water body adjacent to the Hamoun Wetland in Sistan basin. Morphometric and meristic characteristics were measured.