Paraschistura pasatigris

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Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
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
Subfamilia: Nemacheilinae
Genus: Paraschistura
Species: Paraschistura pasatigris


Paraschistura pasatigris Freyhof et al., 2015

Type locality: Iran: Khozestan prov.: Bala River (Balarud), at Dezful, a tributary of Dez, 32°20'14" N 48°17'14" E.

Etymology: Pasatigris is the ancient name of the Karun River where the type material was collected. Pas in Sanskrit means to “touch” or to be “bound to”. This refer to the fact that the Karun is an independent drainage but closely bound to the Tigris.

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  • Freyhof, J., Sayyadzadeh, G., Esmaeili, H. R. & Geiger, M., 2015: Review of the genus Paraschistura from Iran with description of six new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 26 (1): 1–48. Abstract Reference page