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.
- Juberthie, C. and Decu, V. (2001)
- Freyhof, J, Esmaeili, HR, Sayyadzadeh, G and Geiger, MF (2014)
- Jouladeh-Roudbar, Arash, Vatandoust, Saber, Eagderi, S, Jafari-Kenari, Sara and Mousavi-Sabet, H (2015)
- Hashemzadeh Segherloo, I., Ghaedrahmati, N. and Freyhof, J. (2016)
- Mousavi-Sabet, H, Vatandoust, Saber, Fatemi, Y and Eagderi, S (2016)
- Teimori, A., Mostafavi, H. and Esmaeli, H.R. (2016)
- Freyhof, J., Abdullah, Y.S., Ararat, K., Ibrahim, H. and geiger, M.F. (2016)
- Esmaeili, H.R., Mehraban, H., Abbasi, K., Keivany, Y. and Coad, B. (2017)
- Vatandoust, S., Mousavi‐Sabet, H., Geiger, M.F. and Freyhof, J. (2019)
|Juberthie, C. and Decu, V.||Book Section||2001||Irak|
|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)|
|Jouladeh-Roudbar, Arash, Vatandoust, Saber, Eagderi, S, Jafari-Kenari, Sara and Mousavi-Sabet, H||Journal Article||2015||Freshwater fishes of Iran: An updated checklist|
|Hashemzadeh Segherloo, I., Ghaedrahmati, N. and Freyhof, J.||Journal Article||2016||Eidinemacheilus, a new generic name for Noemacheilus smithi Greenwood (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|
|Mousavi-Sabet, H, Vatandoust, Saber, Fatemi, Y and Eagderi, S||Journal Article||2016||Tashan Cave a new cavefish locality for Iran; and Garra tashanensis, a new blind species from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)|
|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|
|Freyhof, J., Abdullah, Y.S., Ararat, K., Ibrahim, H. and geiger, M.F.||Journal Article||2016||Eidinemacheilus proudlovei, a new subterranean loach from Iraqi Kursdistan (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|
|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|
|Vatandoust, S., Mousavi‐Sabet, H., Geiger, M.F. and Freyhof, J.||Journal Article||2019||A new record of Iranian subterranean fishes reveals the potential presence of a large freshwater aquifer in the Zagros Mountains|