Eidinemacheilus smithi

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Eidinemacheilus

Species: Eidinemacheilus smithi


Eidinemacheilus smithi (Greenwood, 1976)

  • Holotype (unique): BMNH 1976.6.28.1.

Type locality: A natural well at Kaaje-Ru, 33°05'N, 48°36'E, near Baq-e-Loveh Oasis, Zagros Mountains, Iran.

Etymology: in honor of writer, explorer and television personality Anthony Smith (b. 1926), who took “great pains (some of them physical)” in collecting (“not without considerable difficulty”) type. (From The ETYFish Project)


Vernacular names[edit]

čeština: Mřenka Smithova
dansk: Blind smerling
English: Blind Loach
suomi: Sokkonuoliainen
中文: 伊朗盲条鳅 , 伊朗盲條鰍


  • Freyhof, J., Esmaeili, H. R., Sayyadzadeh, G. & Geiger, M., 2014: Review of the crested loaches of the genus Paracobitis from Iran and Iraq with the description of four new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25 (1): 11–38. Abstract
  • Greenwood, P. H., 1976: A new and eyeless cobitid fish (Pisces, Cypriniformes) from the Zagros Mountains, Iran. Journal of Zoology (London) 180 (1): 129–137.