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A new record of Iranian subterranean fishes

AutorInnen: 
Vatandoust, S., Mousavi‐Sabet, H., Geiger, M.F., Freyhof, J.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2019
Vollständiger Titel: 
A new record of Iranian subterranean fishes reveals the potential presence of a large freshwater aquifer in the Zagros Mountains
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Publiziert in: 
Journal of Applied Ichthyology
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
doi.org/10.1111/jai.13964
Keywords: 
cyprinidae, cytochrome oxidase i, distribution, freshwater fish
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Vatandoust, S, Mousavi‐Sabet, H, Geiger, MF, Freyhof, J. (2019): A new record of Iranian subterranean fishes reveals the potential presence of a large freshwater aquifer in the Zagros Mountains. J Appl Ichthyol. 2019; 00: 1– 7. https://doi.org/10.1111/jai.13964
Abstract: 

A new locality is reported for the Iranian subterranean fishes Garra typhlops and Garra lorestanensis (and probably Eidinemacheilus smithi), near the village Tuveh in the Dez River drainage. The site is 31 km straight‐line distance away from the only other known locality where these species have been observed previously. The finding suggests the presence of a sizeable subterranean aquifer system in the Tigris drainage extending for between 31 and 162 km.