ZooKeys 13: 67-77, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.13.194
Alburnoides qanati, a new species of cyprinid fish from southern Iran (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae)
Brian Coad, Nina Bogutskaya
Abstract Alburnoides qanati, sp. n. is described from a qanat in the Pulvar River drainage of Fars Province in southern Iran. The new taxon is distinguished from other members of the genus Alburnoides by a combination of characters including a scaled ventral keel, (41, 42)43-47(48, 49) lateral line scales, 2.5-4.2 pharyngeal teeth, commonly 8½ branched dorsal-fin rays, 10-12½ branched anal-fin rays, 40-41 total vertebrae, and caudal vertebral region equal or slightly longer then an abdominal region (vertebral formulae 20+20 or 20+21).