Garra typhlops

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Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

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

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Labeoninae
Tribus: Garrini
Genus: Garra
Species: Garra typhlops


Garra typhlops (Bruun & Kaiser, 1944)

  • Holotype: ZMUC P26475.
  • Paratypes: ZMUC P26476-80 (5).

Type locality: From a flood resurgence at Kaaje-Ru, valley of Ab-i-Serum, Lorestan Province, Zagros mountains, Iran, 33°05'N, 48°36'E.

Etymology: blind, a cave fish with “no external traces of eyes to be seen”. (From The ETYFish project


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Iran Cave Barb


  • Bagheri, M., Goudarzi, F., Zalaghi, A.H. & Savabieasfahani, M. 2016. Habitat characteristics and population size of Iranocypris typhlops, the Iran cave barb. Environmental Biology of Fishes, First online: 10 February 2016.doi: 10.1007/s10641-015-0465-6Reference page
  • Bruun, A.F. & Kaiser, E.W. 1944. Iranocypris typhlops n. g., n. sp., the first true cave-fish from Asia. Danish Scientific Investigations in Iran (Copenhagen), 4: 1–8, Pl. 1.Reference page


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