Acanthobrama persidis (Coad, 1981)
Persian chub
Acanthobrama persidis
photo by Esmaeili, H.R.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  9.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Iran.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-10. This species is distinguished by the following characters: pharyngeal tooth count of 1.5-4.1; branched dorsal-fin rays, modally 7. Colouration: peritoneum is light colored but with numerous melanophores; flanks with a lateral stripe evident posteriorly but fading anteriorly and not reaching the head (Ref. 124648).
Biology:  Max. length (Hamid Reza Esmaeili, pers. comm., 2004).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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