Freyhof, Abdullah, Ararat, Ibrahim and Geiger 2016
Known only from the type locality: Subterranean waters, Little Zab River, Sulaimani province, ephemeral spring in the Tabeen Gorge at the slope of the northernmost Piramagrun mountain, about 800 m east of the village Kanishok, Iraq (35°50'3.40"N, 45°6'22.14"E).
The true habitat of this species is not known. The animals were discharged from a newly opened spring, previously unknown, during a major storm event on 31st March 2016. The size and nature of the groundwater body which holds the population are not known. A short film of the event is available.
Most closely related to Eidinemacheilus smithi from Iran.
MuG TLO [NE]
Many individuals, probably in the hundreds, were washed out of the habitat during the storm event that revealed the species. It is possible that this was a major part of the total population.
As above only.
- Freyhof, J, Esmaeili, HR, Sayyadzadeh, G and Geiger, MF (2014)
- Freyhof, J, Abdullah, YS, Ararat, K, Ibrahim, H and geiger, MF (2016)
- Hashemzadeh Segherloo, I, Ghaedrahmati, N and Freyhof, J (2016)
- Teimori, A., Mostafavi, H. and Esmaeli, H.R. (2016)
- Esmaeili, H.R., Mehraban, H., Abbasi, K., Keivany, Y. and Coad, B. (2017)
|Freyhof, J, Esmaeili, HR, Sayyadzadeh, G and Geiger, MF||Journal Article||2014||Review of the crested loaches of the genus Paracobitis from Iran and Iraq with the description of four new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|
|Freyhof, J, Abdullah, YS, Ararat, K, Ibrahim, H and geiger, MF||Journal Article||2016||Eidinemacheilus proudlovei, a new subterranean loach from Iraqi Kursdistan (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|
|Hashemzadeh Segherloo, I, Ghaedrahmati, N and Freyhof, J||Journal Article||2016||Eidinemacheilus, a new generic name for Noemacheilus smithi Greenwood (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|
|Teimori, A., Mostafavi, H. and Esmaeli, H.R.||Journal Article||2016||An update note on diversity and conservation of the endemic fishes in Iranian inland waters|
|Esmaeili, H.R., Mehraban, H., Abbasi, K., Keivany, Y. and Coad, B.||Journal Article||2017||Review and updated checklist of freshwater fishes of Iran: Taxonomy, distribution and conservation status|