Metadata

Eidinemacheilus proudlovei

Freyhof, Abdullah, Ararat, Ibrahim and Geiger 2016

Eidinemacheilus proudlovei
Photograph from Freyhof, Abdullah, Ararat, Ibrahim and Geiger 2016
ORDERSUB-ORDERFAMILY
CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae

Synonyms

None.

Country

Iraq

Types

Holotype: ZFMK-ICH 102318 53.6mm SL. Paratypes: FSJF 3542 (2) 45.5mm and 48.5mm SL. Genbank accession numbers KX774390, KX774392.

Distribution

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).

Habitat

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.

Systematics

Most closely related to Eidinemacheilus smithi from Iran.

Conservation Status

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.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

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)
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, 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)
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
Eidinemcheilus proudlovei. Photograph by Jorg Freyhof