Threatened fishes of the world: Paracobitis persa Freyhof, Esmaeili, Sayyadzadeh & Geiger, 2014 (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)

Hamid Reza ESMAEILI, Hamzeh VALAVI


Paracobitis persa is an endemic nemacheilid fish from the endorheic Kor River basin, southern Iran.  Its populations have declined due to various ecological changes in its habitats, leading to increased concern and the need for conservation. This paper reviews the available data on taxonomy and distribution of P. persa and recommends actions for the sustainable conservation of its remaining isolated population.


Endemic fish, conservation, threats, human induced disturbance

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