Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paraschistura: Generic name taken from its similarity with the genus Schistura.; abdolii: Named after Ashgar Abdoli, an Iranian fish ecologist who collected this species together with J. Freyhof in 2007. A noun in genitive, indeclinable.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: three drainage basins in southern Iran: Kol drainage, Sirjan basin and western tributaries of the Hamun-e Jaz Murian basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura abdolii is distinguished from its congeners in Iran by a combination of following non-unique characters: deeply embedded and often isolated scales on the caudal peduncle and, in some populations, present immediately in front of the dorsal-fin origin (vs. body scaleless in P. turcmenica and P. kessleri) and a color pattern of 11-19 regularly or irregularly shaped pale- or dark-brown bars, often dissociated into a marmorate pattern (vs. 10-12 distinct, regularly shaped and set dark-brown bars in P. kessleri); absence of scales on the back, or scales on the back present only in front of the dorsal-fin origin (vs. back fully covered by scales in P. bampurensis and P. nielseni) and by the absence of a suborbital flap or groove in males (vs. suborbital flap present in P. bampurensis, suborbital groove present in P. nielseni); very slender body (vs. stout in P. nielseni); absence of a dorsal adipose keel (vs. presence in from P. cristata) or if a keel is present, by the absence of procurrent rays in the keel (vs. presence in from P. cristata); and an incomplete lateral line (vs. complete in from P. cristata) (Ref. 103390). Materials examined from the Hamun-e Jaz Murian and Sirjan basins lack scales on the back, which is also the case in most specimens from the Kol drainage. Some individuals from Kol drainage have scales on the back, immediately in front of
the dorsal-fin origin (Ref. 103390).
Sympatric with Paraschistura naumanni in the Kol drainage (Ref. 103390).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., G. Sayyadzadeh, H.R. Esmaeili and M. Geiger, 2015. Review of the genus Paraschistura from Iran with description of six new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 26(1):1-48. (Ref. 103390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00603 (0.00313 - 0.01159), b=2.91 (2.75 - 3.07), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & 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 (17 of 100) .