Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: gyndes: Named after the Sirvan River. The Sirvan was known by Herodotus of Halicarnassus, the famous Greek historian under the name Gyndes. A noun in genitive, indeclinable.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: upper Sirwan drainage, Tigris basin in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115651)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Oxynoemacheilus gyndes differs from all congeners in the Tigris drainage by the following characters: very short lateral line, reaching slightly behind the pectoral-fin base, not reaching the vertical through the dorsal-fin origin (vs. reaching under the dorsal-fin base or above the anal-fin base in O. frenatus and O. kiabii); lateral line complete in O. chomanicus, O. parvinae, O. zagrosensis, O. begianus, O. euphraticus; O. longipinnis; O. karunensis and O. kurdistanicus) and its peculiar color pattern consisting of midlateral series of small, horizontally elongated, dark-brown blotches often fused into an irregularly-shaped midlateral stripe, one additional stripe above and below the midlateral stripe in many individuals (vs. flank mottled or with vertically elongated, irregularly shapes blotches or bars in other species from the Tigris) (Ref. 115651).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and Y.S. Abdullah, 2017. Two new species of Oxynoemacheilus from the Tigris drainage in Iraqi Kurdistan (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 4238(1):73-87. (Ref. 115651)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00297 - 0.01469), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .