Oxynoemacheilus chomanicus Kamangar, Prokofiev, Ghaderi & Nalbant, 2014
photo by Freyhof, J.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.71 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Choman River basin in Kurdistan, Iran.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal soft rays: 7-8. This species is similar to Oxynoemacheilus zagrosesis , but with body with more slender dorsalventral aspect and without a hump, transverse bands on body more regular and well-delimited, posterior processes of bony air-bladder capsule larger and directed posteriorly. This differs from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: complete lateral line; weakly emarginated caudal fin; and the very large processes of bony air-bladder capsule, and the process being triangular in shape and directed posteriorly (Ref. 94765).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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