Osteology of Hyrcanian crested loach, Paracobitis hircanica (Pisces, Nemacheilidae)

Authors

  • H. Azimi Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara, P.O. Box 1144, Guilan
  • H. Mousavi-Sabet Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara, P.O. Box 1144, Guilan
  • S. Eagderi Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 4314, Karaj

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v13i1.14203

Keywords:

Fish skeleton, Manubrium, Epural, Caspian Sea basin, Iran

Abstract

This study was carried out to describe of osteological structure of the newly described crested loach, Paracobitis hircanica Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2015. For this purpose, ten specimens were collected from the Zaringol River, in the southeastern Caspian Sea basin. After clearing and staining, osteologicl characteristics were examined. The obtained results showed that the P. hircanica is osteologicaly characterized by plate-like protrusion in epibranchial-4, no sesamoid ossifications, five hypurals, free and long epural, no connection between retroarcticulare and dental, loss of preethmoideum-I and basibranciale-4, alveolar bony capsule and presence of the manubrium.

Our Nature (2015), 13(1): 8-18

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H. Azimi, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Sowmeh Sara, P.O. Box 1144, Guilan


 

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Published

2015-12-27

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Azimi, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H., & Eagderi, S. (2015). Osteology of Hyrcanian crested loach, Paracobitis hircanica (Pisces, Nemacheilidae). Our Nature, 13(1), 8–18. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v13i1.14203

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